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In our speak, she is a kudu cow; while the male would be a bull. Tragelaphus strepsiceros. Those ears make them very difficult to surprise. She would weigh around 200-250kg.

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they have an amazing tolerance for flies... smile
Louis: Heh, heh - they do, Larry.
Wow! Great shot, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Frank - her unflinching attitude made it possible.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Nov 2016, 03:33
What a magnificent animal portrait!
Louis: Thank you Ray.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 23 Nov 2016, 04:40
Oh les grandes oreilles ! Le portrait est magnifique.
Louis: Merci beaucoup, Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Nov 2016, 06:27
They must have fantastic hearing systems with those ears
Louis: Oh yes, they do, Chris
Those ears could hear a pin drop, for sure, Louis. How adorable (except for all the pesky flies).
Louis: The hearing plus their running ability are the only defenses they have, Ginnie.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Nov 2016, 07:17
She is a very good listener. A great image!
Louis: Yes, she can hear a person thinking smile
A fine looking creature Louis.
Louis: I agree, gutteridge.
You could pick up signals from space with those ears
Louis: They are probably in constant contact with ET, Bill
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2016, 08:50
All the better to hear you with, Grandma.
Louis: Wotcher - are you the wolf? smile
What a great set of ears. It is obvious she has heard you. Love this!
Louis: She is tuned in and watching me closely, Mary.
Those ears are real sound collectors.
Louis: It is her main defensive system. Getting a head start can be of great benefit, Brian.
great portrait from that distance Louis... there are a lot of flies around her head... if she flicked her year she would send off a whole lot more flies....petersmile
Louis: Fortunately for her, she is used to them, otherwise she would have been driven crazy, peter
What big ears you've got!
Louis: The better to hear you, my son.
i really love the eyes and the colour in her ears, Louis. this is a terrific shot and rates highly in your images, my opinion.
Perfectly captured!!! Those flies must make them crazy!
Louis: For some reason they don't seem so affected by the flies, not like some other animals.

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