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More Mesa Wildlife
updated: May 06, 2014, 9:19 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

During my Cinco de Mayo walk on More Mesa I once again met with the locals. This one walks with his rear end held high in threat of malodorous venting should he feel threatened - Pinacate for those wanting a proper name. In the genus Eleodes for the scientific and Stink bug or Clown Beetle for the more common folk. But Mr. Beetle, I will call you George for he was my favorite.

This brush rabbit was poised just feet from cactus cover which is probably why he let me get as close as he did, knowing safety was only a short hop away. He seemed to regard me with the same fear he might show a tree, for in his mind I probably couldn't move much faster. It's a good thing I don't have to hunt with hand and foot for my dinner.


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