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  • This encouraged us to think we might find other game soon, for the hartebeeste is a gregarious animal.

    African Camp Fires

  • I had lent it to the Hottentots to cut off the head of the hartebeeste, and, after a hopeless search in the remotest comers, each hand was withdrawn empty.

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851

  • Of other game there seemed to be a fair supply: impalla, hartebeeste, zebra, eland, buffalo, wart-hog, sing-sing, and giraffe we had seen.

    The Land of Footprints

  • On the plains fed zebra, hartebeeste, wart-hog, ostriches, and several species of the smaller antelope.

    The Land of Footprints

  • Herds of zebra and hartebeeste drew aside before us, dark heavy wildebeeste-the gnu-stood in groups at a safe distance their heads low, looking exactly like our vanished bison; ghostlike bands of Thompson's gazelles glided away with their smooth regular motion.

    The Land of Footprints

  • Generally these beasts frequent thin brush country; but I have three or four times seen them quite out in the open flat plains, feeding with the hartebeeste and zebra.

    The Land of Footprints

  • Often too we here encountered stragglers from the open plains-zebra or hartebeeste, very alert and suspicious in unaccustomed surroundings.

    The Land of Footprints

  • One day we all set out from camp to sweep the base of a range of low mountains in search of a good specimen of Newman's hartebeeste, or anything else especially desirable that might happen along.

    The Land of Footprints

  • The hartebeeste also carries ticks but not nearly in the same abundance; while such creatures as the waterbuck, impalla, gazelles and the smaller bucks seem either to be absolutely free from the pests, or to have a very few.

    The Land of Footprints

  • Later, in like circumstances, we should have sallied forth in a businesslike fashion, dropped the requisite number of zebra and hartebeeste as near camp as possible, and called it a job.

    The Land of Footprints

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