Habitat + water = wildlife

Wouldn’t this be nice to see on the Buffalo Tract!

Santa Ana Pueblo talks the talk, and then walks the walk.

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Mule deer.
Photo courtesy of Pueblo of Santa Ana. Used with permission.

Santa Ana cougar family

Mountain lion family visiting a tire drinker at night.
Photo courtesy of Pueblo of Santa Ana. Used with permission.

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Elk.
Photo courtesy of Pueblo of Santa Ana. Used with permission.

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Bobcat.
Photo courtesy of Pueblo of Santa Ana. Used with permission.

Whoa!!! You callin’ ’em “wild” horses?

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Just in from the pony express. A neighbor wanted to share this photo, and writes:

We got up one morning and there was the usual herd of horses out front eating their way through the yard. I stepped out to run them off and saw the three young ones on the porch. They were looking for a handout and were not afraid of us at all. My wife shot the pictures and then we spooked them away.

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If you’ve got any head-scratchin’ “wild” horse photos you’d like to share, send them along using the Contact Form. Thanks.

Susan and Red

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Hi everyone. This is Susan. You may have seen my video on a post from a few days ago. I wanted to share this bit of Placitas horse history with you. I’m on a horse named Red that belonged to Shorty Gibbs and it was taken near his house that was along what is now Rosa Castilla. The road didn’t even have a name back then. I think I was about 8 in this picture, so it was 1958. As a horse-crazy little girl, I really loved Red and couldn’t wait to go see him nearly every weekend. As you can see, my feet don’t reach the stirrups and I remember old Shorty growling it was too much trouble to shorten them up enough and besides I needed to learn to hang on with my knees. Great horse, beautiful memories.

Whoa! Is that a dog?

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A contribution from one of your neighbors.

I don’t know why, but the cartoon (and maybe the contributor’s light-hearted intent) made me think of a well-known quote attributed to Emma Goldman, “If I can’t dance I don’t want to be in your revolution.” Don’t take yourselves, or your cause too seriously, folks. Emma was a lioness for an individual’s freedom to differ, their “…right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things”.  Yes, our beautiful Placitas landscape with its radiant, delicate web of life.

Happy Tuesday.