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  • Christmastime in Texas

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on December 2nd, 2012 (All posts by )

    It’s a tradition …

    …taking a picture of your kid, sitting tall in the saddle … of a pretty tame and possibly sedated long-horn.

    And did I mention, having tamales for dinner on Christmas Eve. Tradition also…


    6 Responses to “Christmastime in Texas”

    1. tyouth Says:

      uhh huh, here in FLA we go to seaworld and take their picture with the sea-life.

      Could that be a stuffed long horn?

    2. Sgt. Mom Says:

      No, it was live …it was the one which delivered Santa to Courthouse Square somewhat earlier in the day. It was just … very, very placid. Or heavily sedated.

    3. JaL Says:

      Eat more beef, butcher bevo. Whoooop!
      Gig Em Aggies

    4. Bill Brandt Says:

      Some years ago when the whatever-it-is-now hotel was the MGM Grand in Reno, you could go downstairs and have your picture taken with a lion. The photographer would take him to his home at night. Don’t know if this lion was sedated either – the photographer wouldn’t say.

      When I was at Kenya some years ago I came to view lions as just 400 lb house cats – as long as they weren’t hungry ;-)

    5. Tom Frazier Says:

      It may have been at the Fort Worth stockyards. There are several of them. They don’t need tranquilizers, they are naturally tranquil.
      As far as lions go – they just sleep in the day, but if you get out of the car they will likely attack. There are a number of videos of people being killed. And at night they are a different species. Don’t go wandering around.

    6. Bill Brandt Says:

      Tom – in my travels around wildlife I have a dozen “dumb tourist” stories. From 2 women in Kenya taking a “midnight stroll” outside the camp – despite being warned by guards after dinner to not do it – to a family running up to a moose and her calf on the Denali Highway.

      As far as the lions the one at the MGM Grand seemed docile – but I wouldn’t want to provoke him. In Kenya you’d see them wandering the roads in the countryside.

      I asked this woman what they did if one was laying in the middle of the road – she said non-nonchalantly “we honk our horns!”