That’s some risky business.
These things are called rams for a reason… you don’t need one ramming into your vehicle, or you for that matter.
Big horn sheep are known for their size, massive horns and head ramming. Adult males, also known as rams, can weigh up to 300 pounds and stand over 3 feet tall at the shoulder. Their massive horns can grow up to 3 feet long and weigh up to 30 pounds.
One of the most distinctive behaviors of rams is exactly that… their ramming. During the breeding season, males will go head-to-head with each other to establish dominance and mating rights. They run head first and beat each other’s heads together in a violent clash.
The skull of a ram is adapted to withstand the impact of these collisions. The skull has a thick, spongy layer of bone between the outer and inner layers, which acts as a shock absorber and protects the brain from injury.
These animals can be seen on roads occasionally in areas they reside. During the winter and spring time they are attracted to the salt on the vehicles and road. The salt contains minerals they need.
This ram is seen on the road right next to a truck near Millers Butte outside of Jackson, Wyoming. The person reaches out and pats the ram on the head as it tries to lick the salt.
The ram backs up and debates ramming but thankfully for them it did not
It’s in people’s best interest not to do this as it can result in heft damage to a vehicle or even in this case possibly getting your hand broke.