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Pronghorns 8

Less than a mile from my house, at the foot of Aspen Mountain, a herd of Pronghorn seek their lunch...

These (Antilocapra americana) are the fastest mammals in North America, and reside here year round, although in the winter they bunch up in big herds. This is but a half mile from the house, and there were over 100. The locals call them "goats" and they are not a true antelope, but their own species.

They outnumber humans here in Wyoming. Cougars, wolves, coyotes and bobcats are the major predators.

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Taken on February 26, 2011