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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Pronghorns

Pronghorn - Chevelon Canyon Ranch
Now my favorite animal:  pronghorn (also called "antelope")

These beauties can run up to 60 miles per hour, for sustained periods, but mostly you see them lounging around in grasslands in places like Wyoming, Colorado, and even Arizona.  Their distinctive markings and bright colors make them easy to spot from a distance.  On one trip between Walden, Colorado, and Laramie, Wyoming, we saw 42 separate sightings of pronghorns!  About 35 of these sightings happened within the last 20 miles or so before Laramie.  Some of these were single animals, but many were pairs or small groups.  The biggest group we saw was about 12-15, in the distance.  Gorgeous!

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