Overlooked....

12th January 2013
All small antelope are overlooked because they are plentiful, spend most of their time feeding and don't kill anyone else!

But they're very smart creatures (particularly the females) and will often be the first to alert others to danger approaching. I watched this female and a few others feeding in the lush grass yesterday afternoon. Almost at once, they all looked up and gazed in one direction. I didn't think too much of it to begin with (Puku sometimes watch birds or mongooses!) but after 30 seconds or so, I thought that they might be picking up the scent of something bigger. I drove about a kilometre and found that another Puku was whistling an alarm at a leopard - the first group of Puku had heard his call and we're alerted to the danger.

So Puku are very smart...and they also look nice!


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