Big horn sheep taken at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
One of my friends is training to be a docent at the Museum. She sent this explanation of the male’s behavior: "It’s called Flehman Behavior and is described as: “They inhale, drawing molecules into the vomeronasal organ or (Jacobisons organ). Then the information is relayed to the olfactory bulb via the vomeronasal nerve. Bottom line, they can then tell when the ewes are in estrus. So, its a sex thing!”
Taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100.
“OMG, don’t let the girls hear that!” has been featured in:
ARIZONA-SONORA DESERT MUSEUM/ November, 2010