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Aepyceros melampus

On defending their territories, male Impalas will resort to some characteristic rituals, their nose extended forward, heads down, tails outstretched and uttering awesome snorts, sounding more like a large predator than a small herbivore. If this intimidation process proves not enough, then fight will ensue.
Impala Rams disputing their territories,
Wildlife Picture taken in Kruger National Park
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