Sheep teaches young bull how to (safely) head-butt

May 24, 2017 2:16 pm Last Updated: May 24, 2017 2:16 pm

Head butting is perfectly normal behavior for sheep, although it seems dangerous. It helps them keep in shape for the breeding seasons, but it also demonstrates hierarchy in the flocks. In fact, sheep themselves are probably so normalized to the concept of head butting, that they might start teaching it to members of other species. Whether or not he’s in the minority, we at least have the example of one sheep whose teaching a young bull how to head butt.

Ready, set, go!

Just in case you worried that the sheep intended to hurt the bull, it becomes obvious that the bull is in no danger when the sheep slows down by the point that he reaches him, showing that it’s just a lesson. Although, you wonder if things will get more intense as the lessons go on!

And we’re safe!