Here in the Sonoron Desert, we were surprised to see 2 deer walk through our yard.
A lion scratched our water tank too.
No water around for miles nasty cactus. I thought only humans were stupid enough to live here.
When I worked for the Dept of Corrections in CA in the early 60, I had to work in a prison for the first month. I spent 2 of those weeks in a tower at night. The only way I stayed awake was by looking out at the surrounding desert and spotting bobcats, coyotes, etc. BTW do you see any jack rabbits where you live? On my last 2 trips out west I didn't see any.
Yep. Jack rabbits and little bunnies roadrunners baby quail .......
There was one big Jack with a bullet hole in his ear. He came by for a snack every day. Water too. We used to feed birds but it just brought rats.
Our morning walk is up to 3 large dead things near the road. The vultures are not doing their gig. THe bunnies are making it all over the place. The Ironwood are in bloom as everything else and it's so dry I can't smell anything but death all over the desert. The Coyotes ar working overtime.