Outside my back yard

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    We're in the western edge of the city, large empty fields and pecan groves dot the landscape out here. Part of a herd of about twenty Pronghorns.

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    Are those antlers that come off in the Spring or are they horns?
     
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    They're horns. The Pronghorn is called an Antelope, the scientific name means Antelope-Goat but they are neither Antelope or Goat. They are in a Family all of their own and only found on the North American continent.
    They can see 320 degrees and run up to 65 MPH.
     
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    ' They can see 320 degrees and run up to 65 MPH '

    that is freakin' impressive. they are pretty critters too.
     
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    When one star just won't do.................

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    Skittish as hell, their first instinct at any perceived sign of danger it to run first then look. I understand they're a major challenge to hunt because their eyesight and flight reactions are so good. The biggest danger they cause out here is to drivers.
     
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    I'm blessed now to live in the middle of nowhere where on any given day while traveling to civilization :) I can witness a Golden and a Bald eagle squaring off over a road kill ...........fill in the blank. But having been a city dweller for many a year, I can appreciate you having this moment to have these sweethearts in your back yard. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    We have a couple of herds that live within the city limits. Not that we're a big city unless you count all the extraterrestrials constantly flying in and out....... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Hello and a warm Coffee Shop welcome to playtime and tinydancer. I believe this is the first visit for both of you in the Coffee Shop. Be sure to read over the OP for what we are all about here and drag up a chair or bar stool and settle in.

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