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Monday, June 11, 2007


This is a clarification to a posting made earlier where we referred to "pronging". Pronging is where the animal "prongs" on all four legs rather than running. The motion looks like the animal is on springs - they spring up into the air and propel themselves forward at the same time. You have probably seen deer, antelope and gazelles prong. It is a way for prey animals to escape from predators without stretching out their legs, leaving tendons and ligaments vulnerable to the predator biting or clawing them to disable them.

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