Texas Disposal Systems has an exotic game ranch at their facility in Creedmoor. According to their Web site, they house more than 1,600 animals representing 30 different species.
While driving to and fro, I sometimes see some of these animals. I recently noticed some cattle with massive horns, so I went to their Web site to find out the name of the cattle. Watusi, from Africa.
(Watusi. Reminds me of the song from the 60’s. Wa-wa-watusi.)
Clicking on the photo enlarges it and displays information about each animal and its native environment.
Know what other exotic animals are there? Wallabies, white rhinoceros, giraffes, camels, wildebeests, zebras, jackrabbits. Jackrabbits? Jackrabbits are exotic game? (It’s on the Internet, so it must be true.)
Yes, jackrabbits, cotton-tailed rabbits, mallards, and Looonghooorns are part of their exotic game ranch.
Here’s what they have to say about Longhorns: “These small, slim cattle will vary in their coloring and markings. An individual may have areas of black, gray, brown, and white. Hardy, aggressive, and adaptable, the Longhorn steer were well suited to the rigors of life on the ranges of the southwestern United States. They have been known to frequent football stadiums.”
That last statement is definitely true.