Saw this guy on a long run this summer.
There were three more in my parking lot on campus last week. Two took off as soon as I pulled in, but another stayed munching for a while, then stilled, and we had some long moments of eye contact before I finally pulled away and headed to class.
I still think it's magical to see these guys, even though they are so common this time of year, especially as so many animals are seeking food following this long drought and the upcoming winter.
The rain falls today and feels both foreign and a blessing.