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“Methus’lah lived nine hundred years
Methus’lah lived nine hundred years
But who calls dat livin’ when no gal’ll give in
To no man what’s nine hundred years.”
I am quite looking forward to my next birthday, a little over 12 months away.
The Sonoran desert is home to many unique native plants and animals. Cacti, agave,peyote, javelinas, various hoofed mammals, reptiles, and apparently the northernmost population of jaguars in North America.
Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says
Hope you enjoyed your margarita. Tres leches cake for desert? (Often the birthday cake for the Redhead.)
Contrary to popular belief, Baja Arizona is no longer a part of Mexico…and so far the ‘population of jaguars’ in the US is: one.
They used to roam here, but that was back when the Colorado River boasted a semitropical jungle delta.
That said a few years back we had several javelina roaming about my neighborhood, which is decidedly urban, and I’ve seen numerous coyotes; although they may be part of our local, entirely urban population.
shhhhhhh! the border patrol might hear that and insist on deporting it.
Javelinas are adorable, and hell on gardens. The desert foxes are also darn cute with their big ears. I’m pretty sure coyotes are wide-spread throughout North America, but I seem to recall a distinct sub-species in the Sonoran Desert.
Happy Birthday, ya olde timey guy.
What a spectacular saguaro photo!
Some interesting information from the tucson.com article linked in the OP:
Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society on a Rescue Mission
Source: Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society