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FORT BLISS, Texas — During my first couple days at Fort Bliss, I had heard smatterings from soldiers about a non-indigenous species of African antelope population that somehow inhabited the training grounds.
But no one really quite knew how the animals, known as the oryx, got there.
Many of the soldiers told me different theories that they’d heard. Some told me that they didn’t even believe these antelope-looking animals were out there.
But on my last day at the post, as I was hanging out with a bunch of artillerymen waiting to see an M109 Paladin test fire, one of the creatures appeared before us.
Here’s the true story about how the animal arrived in the US, and what I saw that day: