While large in size, the black eyes of the antelope are nothing for this animal to boast about. In low light, the antelope's eyes become useless. The vulnerable animal must instead rely on smell and hearing to sense danger. Even in sunlight, the antelope's vision is unreliable. If an unfamiliar object is not in full view or in motion, the antelope has difficulty differentiating it from its surroundings.
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