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    Name these exotics please?



    There is a large development across the highway from me with these big boys everywhere, used to be a hunting ranch I believe ...I thought they were Impalas,which are also in this area. I saw two herds of these today, a herd of Elk and some Black Bucks...along with Longhorn cattle which are common on several ranch roads near us...but not these! Larger than a whitetail deer and a lot tamer!

    Paul & Voni G are coming tomorrow...gonna take them for a little ride by these!
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    I'm thinking Oryx - a desert dwelling antelope of Africa.

    Oryx generally have straighter horns, but living things are variable, and as this is probably in a game park, there is no telling what other antelope they might be hybridized with. Still they are handsome and formidable.

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    name this !!!!

    these are more dangerous !!!

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    I'll peak at an Oryx on Google...These will almost let you drive right up to them...

    And Ruben...I'll take your word on that! If I was seen with those,Helen would "hurt me"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_M View Post
    I'm thinking Oryx - a desert dwelling antelope of Africa.

    Oryx generally have straighter horns, but living things are variable, and as this is probably in a game park, there is no telling what other antelope they might be hybridized with. Still they are handsome and formidable.
    You were correct sir!

    Interesting...
    Scimitar-horned Oryx
    This desert antelope's horns grow to be several feet long. Extinct in the wild, zoo populations of this species are thriving because of cooperation between North American and European zoos.

    They are thriving in the Texas Hill Country also...easily 100 in this preserve/subdivision
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    Please ....don't !!

    NOT GUILTY ...

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    exotics

    Perhaps these are the ones that they are trying to keep from becoming extinct in the Saudi Arabia area?

    P.S. Nope: see post below
    Last edited by rinty; 12-06-2008 at 04:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruben View Post
    these are more dangerous !!!


    Ruben, I believe they are Mexican foxes... Creo que en espanol son Zorras, no?

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    "edecanes"

    is the proper name in Spanish.
    (HOSTESSES) ... you can see them in most of the motorcycle and car exhibitions.
    Last edited by Ruben; 12-06-2008 at 01:28 AM.
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    Scimitar horned oryx

    Here's a site on one of the Texas ranches:

    http://www.bambergerranch.org/news/survival.phtml

    Beautiful animals.
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    I hope the intent of bringing those and other exotics to the ranch across from me was for conservatorship...several were for managed paid hunting excursions if you look at other websites way down the google list. Some still are in Texas and Oklahoma. Not that there is anything wrong with it...just a little too easy with high fencing and feeders aplenty...not my thing...I shoot pictures.

    When we bought the house in March, the walls were covered in trophys ( not my word) and one was an Oryx...I was astonished to find out the owner worked for the site development company for that project...because I now know where he got it,along with one of these Elk type that are also roaming freely. The Oryx and other species are very trusting of visitors and are slow to interpret any danger. They are building a house on the main road and a herd was standing less than a hundred yards from all the comotion of air compressors and framing guns.

    ANYWAYS..off my soapbox...they are truly beautiful creatures...I got close enough with my point and shoot I could hear this guy huffing at me...then I backed away S-L-O-W-L-Y
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    The early morning ride you took us on through this wildlife area was amazing. We had herds of many different of these exotics cross the road in front of our winding five bikes.

    I felt like an exotic animal myself in line with my peers!



    It almost felt choreographed. "OK. Cue the Oryx. Now the impala. Next . . ." No pictures then because it was too beautiful an experience to fall out of the line.

    Thanks for a truly unforgettable experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruben View Post
    these are more dangerous !!!

    I REALLY need to start attending some events south of the border.

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