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This is the amusing moment two short-sighted aardvarks almost bumped heads as they tried to sniff the other one out.<br />
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The nocturnal creatures are rarely spotted in the day but had both woken up from their sleep and were snuffling around in tall grasses for food.<br />
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After hearing each other's movements the animals used their acute sense of hearing and smell to walk closer, but ended up almost crashing into one another.<br />
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The pair of unusual creatures, who can see no further than the end of their noses, then stood up on their hind legs and greeted one another.<br />
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The moment was captured on camera by amateur photographer Cameron Pearce, at the Tswalu Kalahari reserve in South Africa, who was watching the encounter from a van.<br />
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His photographs are incredibly rare because it is almost unheard of to photograph two aardvarks in the same picture due to their secretive nature and nocturnal habits.