Animal #27 — Pronghorn

antilocapra americana

Saturday, April 7, 1984 — 9:20 am

Oldham County, Texas — Interstate 40 just east of New Mexico line

We spent the night in Tucumcari, New Mexico. This day we drove to the Sperry’s in Conway, Arkansas. Shortly after we started out, we crossed into Texas, the first time I’d ever been in the state. I was watching for Pronghorns and soon saw about 10 of them standing in a short-grass field with scattered small bushes. They were well off the highway and just barely identifiable.

About a quarter mile later, I saw five more grazing right up against the fence along the westbound lane. Since we were in the eastbound lanes and there was nowhere to turn around, we didn’t stop. I expected to see more, but we never did.

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