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CHAmois Picture of the Month

 

Each month a different image or photograph of the CHAmois club is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a member. Click on the small image below to see it full size.

February 1999

Chamois in Action?
Chamois in Action?
Photo: David Jeffery

Explanation: Is that a chamois in the picture? Unfortunately not. The chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a brown, hollow-horned animal with a black tail and stripes. It also has curved hooked horns. So what is this then? It may be an Ibex (genus Capra), which are sturdily built "mountain goats", with brown/grey coats and heavy horns of varying size. Ibex also have bearded chins. Even though this isn't a chamois it did win the CHAmois Photo Competition 98!

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