Muskox also known as umingmak are large arctic bovines famous for their fluffy coats and strong pheromones, hence the “musk” in their name.
Muskoxen tend to fight one another during mating season, which begins in July and peaks around mid-August, which might explain the video below.
Two muskoxen on the Dalton Highway in Alaska find themselves butting heads in front of a motorist, who kindly allows them to finish their skirmish in peace. Well, sort of.
After a few collisions, the victor chases the other muskox off and follows it behind the driver’s pickup truck.
This is also a good lesson in what to do in situations where big animals get in the way of your car. Take out your phone, be patient, and let them do their business.