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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:

EG CameraGirl said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

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

bj said...

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...:)

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a stunning photograph! Lovely composition.
Rinda

Karen said...

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

BumbleVee said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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

RobinfromCA said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Rose said...

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

marilyn said...

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

John W. Wall said...

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.

Ida said...

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.

Brian King said...

That's an awesome entrance!

Felicia said...

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

Lois said...

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

Gail Dixon said...

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.

Randy said...

Someone is proud of their ranch.

GreenComotion said...

Mucho majestic!
Peace :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

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

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

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

Pamela Gordon said...

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

Anonymous said...

Impressive entrance.

Anonymous said...

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