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Old Sep 12, 2005, 6:02 PM   #1
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THE YO RANCH IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY HAS MORE LONGHORNS THAN ANY OTHER PLACE IN THE COUNTY...SO I WAS TOLD. IT SELLS FOR A VERY HIGH PRICE. THE RANCH IMPORTS THE EXOTICS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, EXCEPT THE LONGHORN OF COURSE. THE RANCH WAS SETTLED IN THE LATE 1800S AND AT ONE TIME HAD ABOUT 400,000 ACRES. IT NOW HAS ABOUT 40,000 AND IS STILL A WORKING RANCH WHICH ALLOWS HUNTING SOME OF THE EXOTICS FOR A PRICE.
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Old Sep 12, 2005, 6:06 PM   #2
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THIS GIRAFFE CAME UP TO OUR BUS AND STUCK HER HEAD IN THE BUS TO EAT COOKIES AND APPLES OUT OF OUR HAND. VERY FRIENDLY.
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Old Sep 12, 2005, 6:22 PM   #3
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OUR FRIEND COULDN'T WAIT FOR THE COOKIES. MAYBE NOT THE BEST SHOT TECHNICALLY SPEAKING BUT I LIKED IT.
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Old Sep 12, 2005, 6:27 PM   #4
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THIS ONE MAY BE GETTING READY TO BACK UP.
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Old Sep 12, 2005, 7:48 PM   #5
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I have really enjoyed your "Exotics" photos, both this and the other post of the deer. I think the 2nd one here of the Giraffe is especially beautiful.
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nice photos
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Old Sep 12, 2005, 9:19 PM   #7
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Nice photos and historic area. As a frequent visitor to the Texas hill country over the yearsand one time resident of Kerrville, it brings back memories.

Do believe though that theTexasLonghorn is consideredan evolved breed from other introduced cattleover the centuries and I never thought of it as an exotic.

If you have not seen the inside of the Y ORanch Resort/Hotelin town, it should be worth a looksee.


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Old Sep 12, 2005, 9:26 PM   #8
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thank you for your comments. i am also a one time resident of Kerrville. i graduated from Tivy High in 1960. my uncle was the mayor many years ago. it is beautifil country.

most of my wife's family are currently in Tyler and surrounding areas.


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Old Sep 12, 2005, 9:31 PM   #9
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you are right. it is not an exotic but it is rare today and most of the longhorns in the country are concentrated on the YO ranch. i posted that most of the exotics were imported from other countries. of course, the longhorn is home grown i believe.

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