Nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) 10-APR-2010
Baby armadillos are fearless. This crew came right up to us on several occasions, walking on our shoes even. The one below struck a pose...

Feral pig (Sus scrofa) 10-May-10
The juveniles can be cute, but mother is always close by. Invasive feral pigs tear up the surface, leaving it looking almost as if a roto-tiller had gone through. The mother in the photo below may very well be the little one above, nearly a year later (11-MAR-11). Note the similar patch pattern...

Whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) 05-MAY-11
Visitors to the site from northern states often remark at the small size of Texas whitetails. This newborn entered the world at the chert quarry above the ravine. Perhaps it is one of the pair below, digitally captured a little later in the year (24-JUN-11).

Eastern cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus) 25-JUN-11
These rabbits are most often encountered along the access road between the gates.

Fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) 22-MAY-12
These and gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) are seen often at Gault.

Gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) 27-FEB-13
This is the moment, as this critter was trotting towards me, that it realized I was there. It then swiftly turned and made its way back into the woods (below).

Mexican free-tailed bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) Robert Lassen 24-JUL-13
This tiny visitor startled Robert and Anna by arriving in the tent in the early afternoon.


  1. Did you get all these shots? Good work if so! Hard to get these guys to hold still!

  2. Thanks Elaine! Yeah, all photos in the blog are taken at Gault, and so far all by me (with the little silver camera).