This past weekend we took the kids out west to the Texas Panhandle. We stayed two nights just South of Amarillo in the Palo Duro Canyon. It was a bit cold and very windy but the canyon was gorgeous!
We saw lots of wildlife, which were completely unconcerned about us. I walked within six feet of this mule deer. She eventually felt the need to stand up but never did run away. She was in a group of seven individuals and we came upon this group three times. There were three does and four fawns which still had a few white spots left in their coats.
It was the same story with the wild turkeys. I think I could have reached out and petted him if I had wanted to. I took pictures until I got bored with it, they never did run away.
We saw some Mexican Freetail Bats, but they were not interested in posing for my camera. The light was nearly gone by the time they came out.
My husband, Greg, also spotted a Golden Eagle nest high up in the cliff. We could see them through binoculars but my telephoto lens was not powerful enough to photograph them.