- Posted August 17, 2011 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Heat wave, drought bake U.S.
Texas Wildlife Suffers from the Drought
- jmsaba, CNN iReport producer
Back in June when the killdeers were nesting on the ground I noticed a nest in the drive at the marina. Poor killdeer was patiently sitting on the nest in direct sunlight and even then the sun was merciless, heating up the stones where the eggs were resting. The mother would stand over them and shade them from the heat. We really thought they would never hatch; surely be cooked from the sunlight. However, here's one of the moms standing over the babes to protect them from the heat.
Texas wildlife is truly suffering now. All the lakes in our neighborhood are gone and a creek and gully are vanishing too. We're now seeing all sorts of wildlife that normally won't leave the wooded areas.
Oh, and this is in Houston. Pity the rest of the state where life is always much harder.