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Friday, April 26, 2013

Got back home safely.

We got home yesterday afternoon.  The last day was the hardest drive for sure.  Not just because we were heading home, but because it was not on interstate highways or those straight West Texas roads, but through populated areas with lots of small towns and a few large ones and the roads where mostly two lane, narrow, and with no berms.  But we made it even though it tired me out.  OK, I am ready to do it again (grin).

Today, I am going to show you some wildlife pictures that I took while at Davis Mountains State Park.  This first picture was of a deer just outside my windshield:

 The next day they visited the camper behind me.  I took their picture anyway:

 I opened my door (screen door handle visible at left) and took a picture of a Javelina outside on the other side of that tree.  The next night a bear was on this side of that tree!!

And here is the bear picture.  My wife wouldn't let me open the door.  She said the bear would come in.  I figured it would run.  Either way, I decided to take the picture through the window.  My old camera that I always used needed charged so I used my other one.  I thought the flash was turned off but it wasn't and the reflection from the window and the screen blocked the bear picture.  I guess you are going to have to take my word for it.

Later this huge Javelina came by.  It was the biggest one I have ever seen.

 Here is a picture of small Javelina visiting the campers behind me.

 This last picture is of an ant hill.  Well, it isn't actually an ant hill like we have back here in East Texas; it was flat!  The ants were big and black.  My foot will give you an indication of size.

Out of all the large animals that reside in the park, the only ones I didn't see where the antilope and mountain lions.  Maybe next time.  Now, you all have a great day today, you hear?


  1. Those are some very nice size hogs! Sure would be good on the grill!

  2. HJ, Javelina are not hogs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peccary
    They also do not taste like pork I have been told. The stench from the javilena is very noticeable to me.

  3. I love to see the wildlife up close. I am not afraid of black bears (except mommas with cubs), but I wouldn't open the door to a javelina OR a mountain lion!

  4. Glad you got that big rig of yours out on the road. Lots of wildlife, nice!

  5. Congradulations on a successful trip, you overcame a two run deficit to finish on top. I had to lookup Javelina, thought it was a 2-door Mexican Rambler. Glad you made it home OK, where to next?

  6. Those javelina are BAD,,dangerous.
    I, too, am glad you're home safe and sound,,,

  7. HJ, read Barney's comment.

    Barney, You sure can smell where they have been bedded down.

    Gypsy, most wild animals, unless they are sick or have cubs, will try to stay clear of humans, but you must respect them.

    Sixbears, yes, I was pleasantly surprised. I would like to go back and the weather was great with cool mornings. My last morning there it was 41 degrees.

    jimkabob, thanks, and they kind of look like a 2-door Mexican Rambler but a lot faster.

    Trouble, I saw a big one standing on the ground on its hind legs opening a cooler sitting on the picnic table, and then they ran like crazy and this black bear came up and looked into the cooler then came over to my spot.

  8. OMG...I would not have opened up the door to photograph that bear either!

    Lol, on the black bear looking into the cooler :D Hope he did not pop open a beer...jajajaja!