Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nursing Pronghorn Fawns by Carolyn Nored Miller

"Pronghorn fawns spend most of their time alone, inert on the ground until they are strong enough to make a thirty-mile-per-hour sprint.  It may take as little as three days to develop that kind of speed, at which point they can keep pace with the mildly panicked adults.  Still they are not fast enough for a serious chase, so for eight weeks they keep to the ground.  Within hours, sometimes minutes, of birth, they seek a hiding place, drop, and wait.  The technique works.  Wildlife researchers have observed standing fawns from a distance, but when they have walked down, startling the fawns into hiding, they have been unable to find the animals." From The Animal Dialogues, by Craig Childs. 

You can read more about pronghorn here

Again our hearty thanks to Carolyn Nored Miller of Fort Davis for this wonderful photo taken in Jeff Davis County!  With her permission, we'll most more photos by Carolyn from around Fort Davis.  In addition to taking photographs, she's also the publisher of San Angelo Family magazine.  Thanks again, Carolyn!

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