Kudu are one of the most magnificent of the African antelopes. They are great jumpers, but you don't get to witness that very often. The males have spectacular horns and they all have huge expressive ears.
They say you can tell the age of a kudu by the number of curves in the horns, making this guy about six.
Here are a good pair that Frank clicked through the windshield in Kruger. Notice the 'beard' and heavier neck that the male has.
The males when showing off for the females hold their heads up and lay the horns along their backs and really strut their stuff. This fellow was nice enough to show us his beautiful head and horns from all sides.
During the Christmas season there will probably not be very many letters. There are some people who seem to think there are some things more important than my computer! But I will finish the letters eventually--there are lots and lots more.
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