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.


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.


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

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