A Southern Black Racer snake swallows a meal marked by the conspicuous large bulge of its throat as its prey is swallowed. The thick pasture grass at Treasure Hammock Ranch making for an ideal hunting ground for the Racer to move through keeping hidden from its prey until the fateful moment of capture. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
A dog, or horse, trained to work with cattle when they are being moved can be worth more than an inexperienced field hand trying to do the same job. Cattle crossing the road at Treasure Hammock Ranch. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
Brush piles are a great place to look for little birds, especially insect eaters that find plenty to forage among decaying wood like this Blue-gray Gnatcatcher at Treasure Hammock Ranch. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.
How are cattle weighed? With a scale, of course. This entire, rather rustic, structure is a giant scale. Cattle are herded in and their weight can be read on an old analog readout just outside the structure at right at Treasure Hammock Ranch. From the Florida Cattle Ranch project.