Still, once in a while something just begs to be photographed, like yesterday. I was riding down a familiar road, but ended up seeing something unexpected.
No, not the burros. They're everywhere in Texas for some reason. They're like pets, or something here. Every hobby-rancher-farmer seems to have a couple. I thought at first they were being used to guard other livestock, but no. Usually the burros are alone in fields, often in numbers large enough to be small herds of them. Oh they're cute enough, but I never see anyone doing anything with them--they're not hitched up to carts, they're not being ridden, no one plows with them....I guess they really are just BIG pets!
But yesterday, I saw this...and in a field with burros no less! It's on a road I have ridden a lot, and never seen this creature there before yesterday. I don't know if it is new to the land, or if I just never had the good fortune to see it until now, but here it is!
Yes, that is a camel. In Texas. Grazing. Go figure...
(It's a Dromedary, not Bactrian.)