Laguna Atascosa

We drove 45 minutes to visit the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.  Did you know that Jaguars roamed Texas; I believe the last one was killed in the 1950’s.  Ocelots are nocturnal animals; we were not too hopeful of spotting one.  However from a distance we did spot a small Nilgai.  Years ago Captain Richard King pioneered the release of Nilgai in Texas. Between about 1930 and 1941 the ranch made several acquisitions of Nilgai zoo stock and released them in Kenedy County. … Approximately 15,000 Nilgai are now on Texas rangelands.

I thought it was sort of ironic to see sugar cane fields being burned, and the smoke drifting past eco friendly wind turbines.

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