Accepting the Challenge – Sable Antelope
Years ago on the ridge of spine running down the then Rhodesia, I saw two Sable bulls squaring off to fight. It never came to a fight, they only postured and there were many really impressive gestures. After about 30 minutes of showing off the one bull was intimidated enough to where he broke off and ran with the victor running up behind making impressive sweeps with his horns. I never saw this again and I have never seen any wounds on Sable bulls. It occurs to me that they rarely, if ever, get into a full on fight – it could be pretty deadly if they did go for each other full on.
What you see here is one of the stances they took among other gestures of defiance. The victor had a trophy that measured 46 inches and has a place in a beautiful home in Paris, France.