Thursday, July 10, 2014

A morning safari

Smooch and I were coming in from the back 40 Tuesday night when we spotted a pronghorn near the house. 
I didn't have my camera then, which turned out to be a good thing. I could simply watch her and smile.

When I woke up Wednesday morning, I saw her again outside my window. 
This isn't just any old pronghorn and I wanted you to see why she is special, so I tiptoed outside with my camera.


Apparently mama pronghorns don't feel overly threatened by half-naked, flip-flop-wearing paparazzi.


I was surprised by how close she allowed me to get.



Junior eventually stood up...



...and we bid adieu until the next time...



 ...which turned out to be Wednesday evening.



Junior: She looks different with clothes on.





21 comments:

  1. Anne Boleyn7/10/14, 4:45 AM

    Such sweet and beautiful visitors!

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  2. I wonder why her horns are so deformed? Beautiful animal still

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    1. The female pronghorn horns are usually just a bump, so I think hers are normal. What's strange to me is why these two aren't with at least a few other females. They're here in the pasture again this morning. I think they might be here to stay for awhile.

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  3. Wow! Your pics are amazing. I am surprised they let you approach them with your camera. Beautiful shots!

    BA SP

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  4. Oh my god! When I spotted baby boy, I gasped. What lovely pictures,

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  5. How wonderful!

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  6. Hopefully they will greet you every morning for a long time to come.

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  7. Those two just want to move on in with you and your menagerie!

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  8. So...what have you named them?

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  9. Aww, I love the little ears peeking over the greenery. You are almost family to them :-)

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  10. Wow! Our supposedly well-travelled friend from Houston visited us in Colorado and went gaga over seeing his first antelope in the wild. A rare treat. Great photos.

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  11. Normally they are so skittish! Glad she let you get pictures.

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  12. How sweet. Animals know when it's safe and they know you're a "friendly". Blessings, Carolynn

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  13. Cool. When do we get to name them?

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  14. I have a feeling they would like to be adopted by you next. ;)

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  15. Is the mama really skinny or is that there nature?

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    1. She looks the same as all the others I see around here, so I guess that's normal.

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  16. They are both adorable. And those looooooong legs. Wow. Thank you for sharing your magical life!

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  17. oh so cute the little bambi, love their big eyes and yes I think too these want to be adopted!

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  18. An American in Tokyo7/10/14, 6:22 PM

    Oh how cool! A safari right outside your window!

    I never really knew what pronghorn looked like until now. Somehow I pictured their faces looking like deer, but now I can see that the shape of their head is different than what I imagined! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. so, are they tearing up the fence getting in and out? I guess you are a little used to that unfortunately... and might I add, they know a good thing when they see it :)

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