antelope

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antelope

member of the family Bovidae, including the genus Tragelaphus, which contains many genera of African antelopes. Includes a large variety of hollow-horned ruminants from dog to cow size. Many types of horns but all simple and persistent.
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While a big bun eland will weigh more than 1,500 pounds and carry heavy, spiral horns 20 to 40 inches long, a big steenbok ram, which might be seen drinking horn the same waterhole, will weigh less than 30 pounds and sport sleek black horns 3 to 6 inches long.
Hierdie teenstellings vorm die grondpatroon van gedig na gedig in Steenbok tot Poolsee ('n opvallend "horisontale" titel naas die "vertikale" titels van Opperman).
lees weer Grenswagte in Steenbok (niemand het sy aktueelheid gesnap nie, want die Afridom sien hom nie as sulks nie [als grenswachten], maar as Bewoners van die Middelpunt van die Aarde, foeitog), Aan Katte in Enklaves, en die vers wat begin "Hiervoor gestaal deur eeue leeujagterdom" [.
Typerend in dit rijtje is de verwijzing naar de sectie "Grenswagte" uit Steenbok tot Poolsee.
A lot of hunters take duiker, steenbok and such incidentally while hunting bigger and better things, and therefore think nothing of it beyond just taking another game animal.
My stert se punt het geskroei" 11) Then follows the upsetting tidings: Tortoise was too slow; Steenbok was trapped.
Small antelope including common duiker and steenbok were also fairly common, as were flushes of the black-bellied bustard--or, as they are know in Afrikaans, korhann--which resemble a large female pheasant but with a long bill and legs.
We saw several good kudu bulls in the 50-inch class, along with waterbuck, blesbok, gemsbock, zebra, impala, giraffe, steenbok and duiker.
Other animals currently staying at FreeMe include a snouted cobra; African rock pythons; a pair of baby steenboks, a kind of antelope; a chameleon with eye injuries, possibly caused by the pecking of birds; orphan porcupines, one of which had fallen into a deep hole and could not get out; barn owlets that had fallen through the ceiling at a shopping center; and a crocodile that had been sold as a miniature to an unsuspecting customer.
We harvested two kudu, three hartebeests, two gemsbucks (oryx), two black wildebeests, two steenboks, one warthog, one zebra, one jackal, and five baboons.