The Cross and the Musk Ox

I saw these animals recently, and wondered if they were some kind of Jihadist extremists, judging by their long beards:

Musk-Ox-Circle

 

However, they seemed to believe in turning the other cheek. Wherever I moved, they liked to turn their faces toward me.

It quickly became apparent that these were Christian Musk Oxen!

Christian-Musk-Oxen

Musk-Ox-and-Cross

In fact, they gather at the foot of the cross daily.

These guys, though, were not so peaceful:

Musk-Ox-Herd

If I got closer than about 50 feet from this herd, the big bull would start tearing big chunks of tundra out with his horns, tossing them in the air, and snorting at me.

They kept trying to keep the little guy behind them, but it wanted to see me, so it kept squeezing to the front.

Musk Oxen are some of my favorite animals. They are really fun to watch and have very strong personalities. They are comical when they run, and sometimes they will dance when they greet each other. The cows look like they are wearing their hair parted and pigtails. They remind me of old ladies.

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~ by 7.62 Precision on 23 August 2014.

2 Responses to “The Cross and the Musk Ox”

  1. I’m a sucker for God’s nature.

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  2. LOL That was a really great read…with some great shots! Thanks for sharing them! 🙂

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