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Brazos Bend, 2/6/10

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Re: Brazos Bend, 2/6/10
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2011, 12:35:05 AM »
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One interesting/scary sight we saw on the way home was a pasture that had what appeared to be fire ant mounds all over it. I wasn't able to stop and get a good shot of the field where they were spaced about 10 feet apart for 10-20 acres, but this picture shot while driving by a later field will give you some idea.

Ahh one of the things I do not miss about Texas.   Great pics.


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Re: Brazos Bend, 2/6/10
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2011, 05:14:27 PM »
Very nice Richard!  I took my granddaughter there a year ago to see her first noncaptive alligators.  Leaving the parking lot, we had to wait for a 6 footer to cross the trail and then lost track of all the others we saw.  That park is amazing.

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Re: Brazos Bend, 2/6/10
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2011, 10:32:34 PM »
Cool pics, getting dry too it looks like. I've spent many hrs in that park.
Stop, click, stop, click, click, stop, click.....

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Re: Brazos Bend, 2/6/10
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2011, 05:16:22 PM »
On Saturday 9/24/11, my daughter and I talked my wife into tagging along for a quick visit to Brazos Bend after the morning soccer game at the YMCA (which Jennifer's team won :) ). A lot of these pictures were taken from the same spots as our last trip, so you can see the drought's wrath being extended.

Up first was 40 Acre Lake.








Gators weren't the only critters about.








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Re: Brazos Bend, 2/6/10
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2011, 05:17:07 PM »
View from the observation tower.




Pilant Lake


40 Acre Lake








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Re: Brazos Bend, 2/6/10
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2011, 05:21:24 PM »
Believe it or not, this is Elm Lake.






Susan gets a turn petting the baby gator at the nature center.


Creekfield Lake was in pretty sad shape.













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Re: Brazos Bend, 2/6/10
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2011, 05:24:12 PM »


The park had a pipe with water flowing into the lake, but it'll take a lot more to fill it up.


It made at least one corner of it wet.









Jungle girls hanging on some vines.




Next time we'll take our bicycles so we can cover more trails.

Oh yeah, the ant farm is still in business.

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Re: Brazos Bend, 2/6/10
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2011, 09:21:43 AM »
Wow Richard, you have a nice collection of images. It looks like y'all had fun.

I love shooting at Brazos Bend. I got to watch a mamma gator try to eat a jogger there once (she missed but it was close). You don't mess with mamma's when the babies are around. 

It's sad to see how dry it is but the gators will survive.

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Re: Brazos Bend, 2/6/10
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2011, 11:18:57 AM »
Jennifer had the day off from school on Monday, so we loaded up the bikes and headed over to the park. The park was a little greener and wetter, after the rainstorm from a week before.






The girls found their way into a feral hog trap, but luckily it was a little rusty and didn't slam shut on them.


This would normally have 2-3 feet of water covering it.




Jennifer's camera didn't quite have enough zoom to pull in these gators.


Mine did, but just barely.

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Re: Brazos Bend, 2/6/10
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2011, 11:21:01 AM »




Jennifer spotted this little guy after Susan and I had ridden past.


She was determined to get a picture of him/her.


Got it!


The girls just can't resist hanging around on vines.


The frogs hopped out of range just after this little gator came over to say hello.


It ain't easy, being green...


We covered 8-10 miles of trails on our bikes. Jennifer was less than her usual energetic self for the first 5 miles, but did better after a picnic lunch. I think I had her convinced it was all that candy she ate on the drive over that sapped her energy. ;)

 


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