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Capra ibex - 3

Sometimes they find a small deposit of salt, which is contended with non-violent skirmishes

Among the many legends born around this extraordinary animal is that of the "bezoar stone", a kind of lump formed by resin, cellulose and ingested licking hairs, which is often found in the stomachs of ruminants and which in the Middle Ages was considered as a powerful antidote against all kinds of poison, especially believed that the bezoar had the power to cure "melancholy".
Another legend is that which claimed that drinking the still warm blood of the dead animal gave the ancient hunter the ability to climb like the animal.

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13 Jun 2019 12:13PM
Lovely shot...

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A fantastic image I think the more you photograph them the more you become a tuned to their habits and
rituals and in many ways somewhat human like.


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