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This was the second or third place we found something that looked like this – urine, feces, and hoof marks from pronghorn antelope. I suspected it was a way of marking a territory, but when I did some research at home I found out that according to a study done in Montana this is probably the work of a male antelope urinating and defecating and pawing to try to cover up the smell of one of his females to prevent other males from finding her. A male will evidently also take his little group of females down into a wash or ravine to hide them from other males. Animal behavior is so fascinating

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