March 4, 2012

day three-hundred-and-seven - yellow-backed duiker

guess who still hasn't studied?

this guy...

© jem barratt

what a slacker.

yellow-backs are the biggest of all duikers (pronounced di-ker), and they all have a penchant for diving into dense vegatation for cover - this is how they got their name after all, which means 'diver' in afrikaans.

that doesn't explain their orange front tuft or tiny horns though does it. i'm just going to attribute those to overall cutenessosity. i have a lab coat now, so i think i would know.

more importantly the duiker eats, shoots and leaves (this will only be amusing on the very off-chance that anyone reading this has also read a particular grammar book by lynne truss...).


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