Pygmy antelope

Related to Pygmy antelope: Pygmy Anteater
(Zool.) the kleeneboc.

See also: Pygmy

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The cartridge is the smallest of the calibers for the Helix's standard bolt head and certainly adequate for the rock-dwelling pygmy antelope. The klipspringer has made a dramatic comeback in recent decades after being nearly decimated, as its hollow, spring-like hair was the preferred filling for saddle seats in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In tropical West Africa, both fruit bats and monkeys are commonly hunted and eaten and sometimes found in the markets, along with duikers, a pygmy antelope that can also carry the disease.
Caption: On first safaris it's very common to overlook the pygmy antelope, such as this oribi.
I am on record as writing that I never expected to make a specific safari for pygmy antelopes, let alone one specific pygmy antelope.
I knew about the opening of Ghana, but even in 2009 I wasn't ready for a "pygmy antelope safari." Then, at a show, I saw a life-size mount of a royal antelope.
I hunted the area briefly in 2006 specifically for Livingstone's suni and Natal red duiker, two pygmy antelope common in the region but extremely uncommon elsewhere in their range.
Of course, Haldane was correct; he was a monster (as pygmy antelope go).
In the forest the pygmy antelopes are usually the hardest; I got lucky in Ghana, taking a royal antelope on the very first night, but it took two long, hard hunts in Liberia to get a zebra duiker.
I've also used the .17 HMR in Africa for small predators and pygmy antelopes, and I've found it marginal for jackal (which, like coyotes, are very tough); and I've seen issues with penetration even on small, thin-skinned antelopes like steenbok.