San Angelo State Park Photos

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A Survivor
Park was closed last week for hunting - at least one buck escaped! He very cautiously watched me and after I took his photo, he bolted into the brush and disappeared. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Died too Young
Was surprised to see this young coachwhip. I don't know if the warmer weather brought him out or some other reason. In any event, he met his end and the ants were having a feast. (Photo by MikeHikes)
The Only One Who Sat Still
The other members of the javelina family scampered into the surrounding brush but this one stayed in place sniffing and waiting to see if I'd follow - I didn't. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Orange Crowned Warbler
Looks like a winter visitor is back! (Photo by MikeHikes)
A Portion of the Lanky Lackey Trail
A good percentage of this trail is rocky with loose soil. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Axis Deer inside the park.
Normally I only see White tail deer but there were three Axis deer (Only got a photo of one) with some White tail deer, fairly close to the park entrance gate. (Photo by MikeHikes)
A Loggerhead Shrike
Catching some rays at Burkett Park before we started our hike. Saw a couple more Loggerheads while hiking but no good photos. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Follow the Tail to the Head
The tail is in sharp focus and the head is slightly blurry but if you can follow the tail, you'll see it is a Ringneck Snake. It was extremely thin and 4-5 inches long. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Last Fruit of the Season
It's already the end of August and I'm sure this will be the last fruit the cactus will produce for this season. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Catching Some Rays
This fox was enjoying the morning sun near Roller coaster Trail. I got his photo and when I went a little close, he decided it was time to leave. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Garden Spider
Saw quite a few of these spiders at various places while on today's hike. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Watching from the Bushes
This grey fox ran into the bushes and watched as I tried to get his picture, after about ten seconds, he went deeper in and I lost sight of him. This was the best of the bunch. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Small but Photogenic!
Near the end of the East Potts Creek Trail, this horned toad sat in the middle of the trail. I got the photo and because he was small (about the size of my thumb), I made him get off the trail and scamper to safety in the surrounding brush. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Fox on Potts
Another trail user. He saw me coming, courteously stopped so I could take his photo, then departed in no particular hurry. (Photo by MikeHikes)
To The Death!
The wasp and Black Widow fought and the wasp was the winner - Nature is not always kind. (Photo by MikeHikes)
One Eye (of a) Jack .... Rabbit
No injuries observed! When I readied to get a photo, he saw me and tucked a little deeper into the grass, but was still easy to see. After I snapped the shot, he took off ....... like a Jack Rabbit! (Photo by MikeHikes)
A Good Singer
Lots of songs came from him as he sought a mate. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Watch Where You Step!
The "second of the year" Horned Toad I saw; he was just off Tasajilla Flats at the beginning of the hike. He didn't move fast so always watch where you step. (Photo by MikeHikes)
First Horned Toad for 2019
An active little guy who scampered off the trail but kindly paused long enough for me to get a photo. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Where's The Trail?!?
Most of Tasajilla Flats Trail is overgrown due to the recent rains. Caution is advised where you place your feet! (Photo by MikeHikes)
Lemon Mint and  a Butterfly
Don't know what kind of butterfly this is but it made for a nice picture! (Photo by MikeHikes)
Cottontail Rabbit
Commonly seen in the past, rarely seen in the present - the Cottontail Rabbit. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Mist on the Reservoir
Rain from the day before and a cold front this morning, helped produce mist above the Reservoir. (Photo by MikeHikes)
Buddies on the Branch
The Scissortail seemed content to listen to the male Pyrrhuloxia sing for a mate. (Photo by MikeHikes)