Some animals are known to be industrious – beavers and ants come quickly to mind. I suppose it’s because they always seem to be moving with a purpose.
That was definitely not the case with the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep we saw on our recent holiday. The behaviour I observed was the same as any other time – meandering slowly, eating carefully and resting comfortably. They seemed to be where they wanted to be and happy in their zone.
Now I know that those impressive horns are used for some dramatic fighting in fall and I hope to see that live some day. Perhaps that is the one time of the year when they have a mission that calls for action. But not when we saw them.
Of course these are magnificent animals and I was thrilled to share their company. And when we left, I felt like I needed a nap.