We have seen some interesting animals on the ranch where we are gate guarding. There are breeding deer, of course, but these are especially bred and have huge, huge antlers/racks. We’ve seen a lot of bucks in Colorado, but Jim said he was even impressed with how huge these are. No photos…never have the camera available when we see them.
Then there was that coyote Jim saw while chatting with one of the drivers. Another day Jim was looking down the road and saw a long Blue Indigo snake slithering across the road about 100 feet away. “They” say you shouldn’t kill a Blue Indigo snake because they eat the rattlesnakes. I don’t care, I don’t like ANY snake!!! Luckily I haven’t seen any snakes.
One of the ranchers said about 4 a.m. every morning there is a small pack of wolves that comes through the gate we are guarding but I haven’t seen them so far.
One thing we have noticed is that around 2 p.m. every afternoon we see a whole bunch of butterflies flying from the west to the east right in front of our rig. Every day….weird.
Then quite often we get a large flock of black birds swoop in. They fly in a nearby tree nearly covering it all.
Other times they line up on all the nearby electric wires
or simply gather on the ground.
Then something spooks them and they take off all together.
Unlike last time we were here last February/March, we haven’t had all those pesky black, hard-shelled bugs at night. That’s good. We do have biting flies during the day, so we have to use a lot of sunscreen and bug spray. We’re more tanned now than we were this summer. I don’t have to go outside much at night, but when I do I haven’t seen any bugs.
Today I looked down the road and this is what I saw……
See those black things in the middle of the road? No? Here let me get you a better view…..
Can you tell what these are? No? OK, let me zoom in for you…..
Yes, yes, those are javelinas. Kind of fun to watch but don’t want them too close.
Well, that is my animal report for now. I’ll let you in on any new ones when they come around.
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