Technically, they're not antelope. The "antelope" here are actually pronghorns or even pronghorn antelopes. But locally everyone calls them antelope, so that's what we're going to do as well.
They're kind of funny looking. Not sure we've actually ever seen one before!
A male antelope running away from us.
And then he stopped to have a look.
The pronghorn antelope is said to be the second fastest land animal in the world! He can do short bursts up to 90 km/h (55 mph) and can run at 60 km/h (35 mph) for sustained distances.
We are located right at the top of it's range, as you can see from this map taken from the wikipedia article.
Range of the pronghorn antelope.
It rained pretty much all day yesterday. Just a dreary day. So we didn't get much done, but that's okay because the next few days are supposed to be just fine. The sky is currently clear and blue and the sun is shining brightly this morning!
And other than the fact that it was damn cold last night at -4C (23F), that should be the last of the below freezing weather...with any luck at all!
Have to take a grandparent moment here...
Cameron and Sadie.
Only four weeks from today and we get to see them again!