This casual kitty was anything but camera shy. Karnes Electric Cooperative member Jo Ann Smith says this bobcat stopped on a trail and posed while she snapped a few shots on her ranch near Goliad. Then, the big cat simply sauntered off.
San Bernard Electric Cooperative member Steve Kotzur says this buck disappeared into the fog almost as quickly as he appeared, allowing him to take only four quick shots. “It is one of my favorite pictures that I have ever taken,” he says.
Bandera Electric Cooperative member Robert Collier said it was fascinating watching this roadrunner hunt. “Whenever he got close to a potential victim, his head crest would rise up, as in this picture,” he said.
Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative and United Cooperative Services member Erna Padgett said this copperhead, which was basking in the autumn sun behind a compost bin, did not let her presence disturb it.
San Patricio Electric Cooperative members Doug and Jean Culli say that this family of foxes took up residence at their home several years ago and enjoy playing in the backyard and especially on the deck.
Look before you mow! Wood County Electric Cooperative member Cheryl Stephenson and her husband, Phil, found this fawn hiding in the grass and weeds on their property outside Winnsboro just before the first mowing of the spring.
Wowza! We asked, and you delivered. Turns out, Texans are quick to grab their cameras when paid an unexpected visit from nature’s fuzzy, feathered or scaly friends. We received more than 250 entries for this month’s category, and it was an arduous task to decide on merely five for the print edition. While our online slideshow includes even more wild animals, what you see here is just a sampling of the animals of Co-op Kingdom.