Antelope aka Pronghorn

I went out birding on Sunday and while I saw quite a few birds, all were the usual suspects: Canada geese, magpies, crows, mallards, goldeneyes, robins etc… And none of them (excepting this robin) would hold still for pictures.  Shockingly not even the geese would pose.

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Just outside of town there was a herd of Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana), commonly called antelope.   These creatures can go as much as 55 mph over short distances and a fast 35 for longer distances. The extinct American cheetah was likely the predator that encouraged such speediness.   For more information check out Wikipedia’s article.

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A pleasant drive with lovely, flitty, far away birds. — Jenny


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