Alpine ibex - dangerous?
I was not sure where should I put this question, but since it happened on a hike, decided to ask here.
Today, during snowshoeing in Les Diablerets, a herd of ibexes appeared on the route (Isenau - Col de Seron). 100, 50, 30 meters, I am shouting at them - they don't seem to be scared, and these were males, with some really huge antlers. After waiting for a few minutes, and hearing from my girlfriend that she heard they might be dangerous, we left to go up the different couloir than we originally anticipated.
Surprisingly, later we saw another herd, consisting only of females, and they run away quite soon as we approached.
After extensive search on the web I was unable to find any hard proof of danger or any incidents including ibexes and tourists. I also found out that only during mating period males stay with the herd, and are more aggressive (and December - January is the mating period). Anyone has any information about that, personal experience, etc.