I know... I know... I'm hopelessly juvenile.
How the West was won... A wild Texas Longhorn at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. You do not want to mess with these guys. They are fowl and evil tempered. The Bison even keep their eye on them. The Bison would of course win any exchange but they generally don't pay attention to anyone or anything other than themselves. To have them show any concern means you are one bad mofo. This is an old one that I held off posting because I figured there would be a lack of interest... but since it's a favorite of mine I went with it. Sunset on the Range.
this is at 300mm and I could hear him saying, "really... seriously, dude?"
I, like everything else, give them a wide berth. Progenitors of present-day longhorns date to Neolithic times and were
first domesticated in Europe from Asiatic stock. Villalobos, a Spanish
explorer, brought them to Mexico in 1521. Once the prime beef cattle of
the United States, improved breeds forced the longhorn into virtual
extinction. A nucleus herd was brought to the refuge in 1927 from the
lower Rio Grande region and the herd is maintained for historic