This kind of desperation usually doesn’t lead to a successful relationship at the end of the day.
Bighorn sheep are some of the best rocky mountain climbers in the animal kingdom, and a female sheep had to utilize all the skill that she had to get away from a male pursuer.
And if I were the ewe, I would be pretty pissed off that another bighorn was making me put my own life at risk just to try and “get it on.” The chase down would actually be having the exact opposite effect that it was intended to have.
Regardless, the male bighorn sheep didn’t care how the ewe was feeling. It might be offensive to say this, but he was “blinded by love” as he chased around the female. We all know he was blinded by something else…
In his defense, the months of November and December are bighorn mating season, so it isn’t out of the ordinary to see some sheep chase downs like this happening towards the end of the year. Colorado Wildlife and Adventure Videos captured this footage, showcasing the parkour abilities of bighorn, and the persistence of love.
The footage shows the ewe running and climbing for her life as the male bighorn matches each and every one of her moves. Every time the female impressively climbs up a steep cliff, the male follows along like it’s a game of Simon Says.
The chase down happened along the steep mountainous terrain of Big Thompson Canyon in Colorado, and lasts for almost three minutes on camera. After the camera cuts out, the chase apparently continued, but it’s not known how long the male pursued the female, or how it ultimately ended.
I do feel bad for the ewe, but it is rather amusing to see the two sheep climbs the rocky cliffs with ease. Take a look and see if you feel the same way: