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Tom

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The pictures were taken yesterday in the Texas hill country area.
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What do you think?
 

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The thing in the middle looks like a cross between a water buffalo and a domestic cow.
 

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1_pointer, I think you're right, but I never saw a blonde water buffalo, have you? I guess I could ask the ranch about it sometime and see if it is a cross.
 

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Could be a color phase due to cross-breeding. Same as they get certain colors in dogs. However, I wonder if the fact that it's a juvenile and in a totally different environment to contribute to the color difference.
 

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Its not a fence like for pets. Its a fence, like putting them on an island. They still run around a lot, act wild a lot.

Who knows, we could probably take one of your 4H project animals, if its young, move it to a more wild enviroment, chase it around, shoot at it, not feed it by hand from a bucket, and it might go back to being wild.

Here's a question for you 280 and others. Suppose a biologist determined a group of deer could live in 100 acres, like some places here, we have a deer every 10 acres in the free range of some counties.

Now, suppose we dig a mote they are unlikely to cross around the 100 acres, suppose its an island, suppose we high fence it. Do those deer become not wild then? I think they become more restricted or impaired in distant movement, but remain wild, if they live on their own in there.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ 09-10-2003 08:57: Message edited by: Tom ]</font>
 
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