Wildlife in My Backyard

I thought you might enjoy a couple of photos from my backyard.

Axis Deer Buck

Axis deer are plentiful in the Hill Country of Texas. Some would say they are more than plentiful. Originally from central Asia (Nepal, Sri Lanka, etc.), the Axis deer or Chital was introduced to Texas for hunting. Now they can be found everywhere. They are easily identified by their spotted coats.

Vine Sphinx moth

I spotted this Vine Sphinx moth on our porch in early summer. It was about four inches across, the size of a hummingbird. This moth lives mostly in South and Central America, but it is sometimes found in the southern United States, including my yard.

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  • TomB

    Hopefully, it will be a long time before you see crazy hairy ants.

    Very nice phots, by the way, Mark.  As usual.

    Tom

  • TomB

    Hopefully, it will be a long time before you see crazy hairy ants.

    Very nice phots, by the way, Mark.  As usual.

    Tom