Just a footprint. Knife with about 15 cm long.
Huellas de juvenil de tapir
Domestic Horse (Equus caballus)
2 October 2015: Driving north to the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, we passed a bucolic scene of several Domestic Horses (Equus caballus) feeding in the grass as the wind tossed the wildflowers from one side to the other and the grasses rippled gently in the breeze. Next door in neighboring Denton County is found the State of Texas's largest horse industry, worth many multiple millions annually. Generally horses and related stock are abundant in this northern region of the state and many of its waged workers or modern-day cowboys are first- and second-generation Mexican American ranch hands that might have been referred to as vaqueros in an earlier era. Domestic horses are found throughout the Americas and are indeed an authentic resident of the Western Hemisphere since the first mustangs or mesteños (the original Spanish word from which is derived the word mustang in English) were brought to the New World at the time of European contact beginning in the 1490s to early 1500s. With European civilization and its inherent occupation and conquest came the Domestic Horse which has played an important role in human history ever since. As we know, no two-bit parade in Everytown, USA would be worth its salt if it didn't also include Domestic Horses. Oh, and of course, the humans riding high atop their backs and sturdy legs.
Three adults and a foal, "going south on Mountainview Avenue, Grand Terrace". Photo by Barbara Barry
I swear you never know what you're going to see on these central Texas ranches!
Taken during a Hill Country Conservancy EPIC group tour of the Dahlstrom Ranch just south of Austin.
Donkey (Equus asinus)
26 November 2014: Traveling to the Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center (CCNHC) in Denton, Texas we came upon several Donkeys (Equus ainsus) taking in the early morning sun in a grassy pasture on a late November day. This occurred along Collins Road not far from the the front entrance to the CCNHC in the northeastern quadrant of the city.
Samburu NR, Kenya