Sounds like the social structure of your animals is similiar to what I have here. It also sounds like your blond male is an Alpha or he wouldn't be allowed to hang around. Most likely, ( now this comes from my observations of these here.) he is unmated. It has been my observation that unmated adult males are the ones that show alot of aggression.
A few years back I had an adult unmated (rogue) male,which we called Damien, come into the area. He caused all kinds of havoc. He picked up a deer stand and threw it 3 feet, broke a 4" limb on a bull pine and wrapped it around the tree, growled and threw things at everyone that went into the woods and really went out of his way to make his presence known. He was over 8' tall and was a roundhead. Well I'm not sure what he did to piss my two Alpha males off but they almost killed him. One night about 3:00AM, Jason and I were outside and we heard major chaos down in the bottom. There were roars, screams, chimpanzee like screams, whoops and a chorus of other sounds I can't describe, This lasted for a couple of minutes and then dead silence. After that Damien's presence was no longer an issue and I didn't see him again until about 3 months later. Damien looked like he had been hit by a 18 wheeler. The left side of his face was mangled, his left arm was dangling uselessly by his side and he was dragging his right leg. He was in really bad shape. I was in my truck and he was crossing the road from my place into the Forestry. If I had had a rifle with me I would have put him out of his misery, seriously. My Alpha males obviously don't like drama in their area.
As far as the quad gaits go, I've never seen the smooth gait you describe but the number of times I've seen one go quad I can count on one hand with fingers left over.
Posted on Aug 27, 2012, 9:45 AM from IP address 126.96.36.199