Tuesday, February 9, 2010

GTMO Animal Adventure

Jerry and I decided to take the day off to recover from a busy weekend and Super-bowl party. It was another glorious sunny day so we rented a boat and took off for new adventures on the bay.

We discovered a new inlet and decided to park and check it out.

I have never seen this cactus before. They were really beautiful and reminded me of growing up in Arizona.

As we walked through a dry lake bed there were all kinds of animal tracks. Wild dog tracks.

Not sure what made these weird tracks.

Deer tracks.

Lots of deer tracks. So Jerry was on a quest to follow the tracks and hunt down the deer.

As Jerry and I were following the tracks I noticed what appeared to be a brown butt peering through the cactus.

"Hey honey," I said. "Why don't you be a dear, take the camera and climb into the cactus and get me a better shot." Being the cooperative sort he braved his way through the thorny brush to get these amazing photos.

Getting these shots is very exciting for two reasons. First, these rats are nocturnal and you rarely see them in the day time. Second, it's sitting in a cactus. A very giant prickly cactus. You would think he would find something more comfortable to sleep in.

We finally found our deer.