Since I left the camera charger out there, and a lot of people have been hearing about it because they are requesting pictures, I figured I might share a little slice of paradise. My ranch is in West Texas on a 76-mile long lake. There is also a lot of land with cattle, which I forgot to photograph. Unfortunately I didn't photograph the last white bass I caught in the lake, or the spotted bass, but I took pics of a couple of largemouth bass and some bullfrogs at a pond on the ranch. I have pulled some pretty big bass outta there on the fly rod. I tried to photograph a roadrunner, but I couldn't get the camera out in time to get any. They wait a while, but the zoom isn't good enough for the distance I need on the ATV to stay quiet...
First a decent little largemouth that put up a good fight and has potential to get huge:
Next another bigger bass, but my hand is about a foot above it because I didn't want to keep it out long. This one was to fiesty to hold.
Next a beautiful centipede on the screened porch. This one was about 10" long, but unfortunately there is no scale to measure it against in the photo:
A bullfrog in the side of the aforementioned pond. When I was walking to where I fish, one made its panic call and jumped. My heart rate was probably approaching 200 bpm. Scared me nearly to death. It broke the usual utter silence with quite a sound, but later popped up for just long enough to photograph.
Next a view from the very difficult road down. (There is a paved road, but I like to go out of the way to search for wildlife) I missed the beautiful sunset by about ten minutes... The point on the right is where I fish from when I am at the lake, but I am about 200 feet above the lake, plus back a good ways from the shore on a hill...
Heres the same point, but from next to it. This is where I catch the white bass (way out there wading and with a very far cast for a fly rod) and the spotted bass, stripers, etc.
And some deer that were pretty curious. I saw a ton more, but only decided to pull the camera out once...
Hopefully I will be out there next weekend to get the charger back and take some more pictures, if you'd like to see something, let me know, we've got it all! I will gladly look for whatever it is next time I'm there!