Coyote Pups & Kangaroo Rats
With several newly donated Browning Trail Cameras in hand, I ran up to check in on the hideout, fill up the pond (water generously donated by SB Pistachio Co) and set up the new cameras.
The wildlife is so wonderful to observe!
This video is of a Federally Endangered, Giant Kangaroo Rat that is super friendly, curious as can be and always unafraid to take pistachios from my hand.
Seeing the Coyote Cubs and hearing them last night was so cool. Glad I left Bailey home:-)
The little pond we set up has become a favorite "hideout" for the local wildlife.
I am a little fearful of posting these pics, as I am concerned about some of the "sport" hunting interests. I am NOT a fan of killing for sport!!!
Seeing that we have a cat visiting was very exciting and apparently a pretty rare sight in the monument..
Check out the time stamps on these Browning Game Cam pics to see how the cat appears to have been chasing the coyote!
Soda Fire, June 4, 2016
I just returned from a quick trip out to the Hideout to refill the wildlife pond and to water the Palo Verde Trees. I arrived at SB Pistachio last night at 6pm to load up 250 gallons of water and noticed smoke rising above the Caliente Range just due north. Upon entering Carrizo on Soda Lake Road, I realized that this fire was very close to home. Fortunately, the winds were pushing the fire away from Traver Ranch and the Rideout Hideout and the Cal Fire ground crews, with a lot of air support, had this 2000+ acre fire pretty well contained by 10pm.
Here's the latest news report...http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20160605/NEWS/160609845
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