Pronghorn Antelope

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Comments (3)

todyoung on May 26, 2008

Robert must be a Texan...this is a Prong Horn Antelope.

Robert Mcewen on May 26, 2008

Thanks for putting me right Todyoung on what the proper name for this antelope is. Just an ignorant Englishman who doesn't know his arse from his elbow in the animal kingdom. Rob

© Tom Cooper on March 12, 2009

It's usually written pronghorn antelope (one word).

The first thing to know about them are that they are not antelope (they are in their own category more closely related to goats, but they are NOT goats). The second is that they do not have horns. The "horns" are a unique type of antler that only sheds it's outer shell, instead of loosing the whole antler like deer do.

Great shot, BTW. This individual is a near perfect specimen.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 11, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Robert Mcewen
    • Camera: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. EX-S500
    • Taken on 2007/08/02 16:34:28
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 18.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.300
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash