Sunday, September 09, 2007

Lazy Sunday Critters

Patches was being a pain in the rear this morning, attempting to claw her way out the windows to get at the feral cats that come to taunt her in the early morning hours. Therefore, the Lazy Sunday picture theme today is critters we've seen while on the road--some in our campgrounds, some seen while sightseeing, however none of these were in cages or zoos.

This turtle was sunning himself on a fallen tree in the Old Santee Canal in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. A little bit of history and a lot of nice hiking trails makes this a good place for a visit.

This tern and group of seagulls provided a pretty good indication of the wind direction on the dock of our campground in St. Augustine, Florida. There was always something different to see when we walked down to the end of the 1000 foot dock, whether it was a bird or a boat on the Intracostal Waterway.

Longhorn steer are numerous in Texas. This fellow graced the grounds of the Prude Guest (the new name for "dude" ranches) Ranch in Fort Davis, Texas. The ranch also had a tiny campground which provided a great base for exploring the fort, the observatory and the town itself.

Alligators abound at the Everglades--we couldn't even begin to count all those we saw as we explored a small portion of this amazing national park. There are campgrounds within the park, but we stayed at one in the town of Homestead, Florida.

I was amazed that this pronghorn antelope allowed me to get within about fifteen yards of him before spooking. Lovely graceful creatures when they run, the antelope in Custer State Park in Custer, South Dakota have become used to the tourists, to a point.

My first ever visit to the circus was the one-ringed circus performance at Circus World in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Winter home to many traveling bands of circus performers, the best known being the Ringling Brothers, the Circus World Museum is a fascinating glimpse into the history of the circus. These llamas were on their way to line up for the daily circus parade around the grounds. This is a fun place to visit!

Black swans are very striking creatures and this fellow lives quietly at a campground in Livingston, Louisiana.

1 comment:

Coll said...

Love all the critters.. except for maybe the alligators. I think I might freak if I saw one for real. :-)

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