113 Replies to “Kudu”

  1. The cool thing about kudu horns is that there’s a gap in the middle of the spiral, creating a direct line of sight from their eyeball to the tip of the horn. So they can see up the center of the spiral to the end of the horn.

  2. I hit a female one of these with my car in South Africa. Damn near killed me.

    Tail end of a week long safari roadtrip to the [Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park](https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kgalagadi+Transfrontier+Park/@-26.1272131,20.1494639,8.66z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x1c34a689d9ee1251:0xe85d630c1fa4e8a0!2sSouth+Africa!3b1!8m2!3d-30.559482!4d22.937506!3m4!1s0x1c1bd6a1f98ab853:0x4d3e21b168d041f7!8m2!3d-25.4395543!4d20.9028625), we were on our way back to Cape Town from Namibia, something like a 20 hour drive. It was the middle of the night and we were bombing down a straight highway with rolling hills at around 140km/hr. Suddenly my co-pilot yells out “Look Out!!” and two cows come bounding out of the bush across the road just a head of us. I tap the breaks to try and slip right between them but I catch the head of the trailer cow across my driver’s side front pillar and we screech to a stop maybe 50m down the road.

    Hop out. Luckily the poor beast was killed instantly, not sure I would have it in my to put something that size out of it’s misery with nothing but whatever rocks we could find in the dark at our disposal. Front leg and head were barely attached. We dragged it off the road, got back in the car, and drove the next 10 hours squinting through a shattered windshield with one headlight.

    Otherwise… great trip, would recommend.

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