The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tequesquite


Southern Texas
Highway 277 midway between Del Rio, Texas and Piedras Negras Mexico

You will notice what looks like a Kudu, an African antelope on the left.  Several miles down the road I saw them and some Gemsbock right by the road on the other side of the fence.  It was then I realized the large ranch was in part a private hunting preserve for exotic game species.  That realization left me with more questions than I had answers to.

This is linked to Good Fences





24 comments:

  1. Hmmm. A hunting preserve? That makes me feel very sad.

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  2. nice gate. big business. big money. oil man. texas.

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  3. Like TEX, the first thing I thought of when I saw this amazing and beautiful fencing and gate...MONEY !! :)

    I'm following you thru Google Friends Connect...if you come over to my place, it's a little boring as I generally just have FOOD...:)

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  4. What a stunning photograph! Lovely composition.
    Rinda

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  5. Impressive fence, until you realise what it's for.

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  6. yeh.... questions.... like why do people have to kill things anyway?..... I hate people. Well, you know what I mean....

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  7. Nice gate and fence! I do feel sorry for all the animals that are hunted! Great shots, have a happy day!

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  8. I am going to choose to think that the only shooting done there is with a camera. Nice gate!

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  9. oh that just makes me feel sick....and yes, i guess this is a money flash!!!!

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  10. I would love to go shooting there with a camera, for sure.

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  11. some gate..is about all I can say....

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  12. I knew about exotic animal hunting in Texas, but I'd never heard of tequesquite:

    About Tequesquite
    A grey color mineral salt which is a combination of chloride and sodium carbonate. The use of this salt dates back to pre-Columbian times and it still used today as a leavening for tamales and bunuelos. It is also used when cooking nopales (cactus paddles) to help preserve the green color and also added to the bean pot to help soften dried beans.

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  13. Sadly it's true he runs a private hunting reserve for exotic game. Shame, Shame on all those who hunt for trophy animals. The fence is wonderful but the who idea behind it sickens me.

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  14. great fence and gate but I dislike when they have to have a private hunting preserve.

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  15. I do like the fence, but I don't want to think about what goes on behind it.

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  16. The gate is beautiful but I dislike hunting preserves to my core. My dad has taken me to a couple of them for photography. Anyway, I love the trees and the way they frame the entry.

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  17. Someone is proud of their ranch.

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  18. Your shots are great and that is a cool looking fence and gate, but those poor animals! Sigh.

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  19. Sorry. I'd love to comment on Jack L Phillips and his like but can't think of anything that's fit to print.

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  20. That's a beautiful gate and fence but kind of sad to know what's lies behind it.

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  21. Not so happy about the private hunting preserve, but that is a nicely decorated gate.

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my fences.

    ~Lindy

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