The amazing ibex climbing a dam


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An evening pause: I know its silly, but watching this made my palms sweat.

Hat tip Tom Biggar.

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7 comments

  • wayne

    Tom–
    good find.

    Joe–
    ditto that thought, amazing animals!

  • t-dub

    Rather than making the animals do that dangerous climb, why don’t they place a fortified salt lick at the bottom of the dam? I guess that would make too much sense . . .

  • Bob

    Salt Is an important mineral for all animals including humans. See the book Salt by mark Kurlansky.

  • Wondering who is actually “making” the animals do that dangerous climb? I don’t think the ibex thinks it very dangerous. I didn’t see any of them fall.

  • Sherry

    It’s in their nature to climb and yes some unfortunately fall to their deaths. I love watching BBC programs especially Sir David Attenborough’s narration/commentary.

  • Gil

    My dulled human mind cant help wonder how these creatures know the salt is there..? Surely they cant smell salt..?

    Think Sherry has the answer..They climb naturally…once they found the salt…they
    dont forget.Thanks Sherry for the insight..!

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