Texas Longhorn – Witchita Mountains, Lawton, Oklahoma   16 comments


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Texas Longhorn – Witchita Mountains, Lawton, Oklahoma

Is it really a Texas longhorn if it was born and raised in Oklahoma?  Who cares?  I guess I do for the sake of argument.  In fact, the breed was created from feral Mexican cattle and later saved from extinction in the hills of Oklahoma.  I think Texmexlahoma Longhorn cattle would be a more appropriate name.  This particular Texmexlahoma Longhorn and her calf were swimming through a golden field of native prairie grasses just outside Lawton, OK.  I waited for the calf to nurse just to make the photo a bit more interesting.  This park is known for its bison herd, but it is also full of longhorns, elk, deer, and cute little prairie dogs.  I saw plenty of each during this two day trip.

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16 responses to Texas Longhorn – Witchita Mountains, Lawton, Oklahoma

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  2. Beautiful picture! Still a longhorn though…………..:) boomer sooner!

  3. I tried Liking your Texmexlahoma Longhorns, but it wouldn’t let me, so, consider yourself Liked.

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  4. WOW … a Texas Lornhorn. How cool??/ Great shot.

  5. It’s a beautiful picture! <3

  6. I love the “Amber Waves of Grain” … that is real country. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I visited the same area and took some wonderful photos of longhorns, too. Of course, I am a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin so they hold special value to me. I especially like that you captured the cow and calf! Gorgeous!

  8. Texmexlahoma- sounds like this could get a bit spicy!

  9. Bein’ that I’m from Oklahoma I would have to take exception to Texmexianhoma. If anything they would be Oklaexians. Now that’s just silly. They’re just longhorns and they are big and can be called anything they want to be, as long as you call them in time for dinner,as my old daddy use to say.

  10. Amazing picture! And thanks for liking my post, by the way. Much appreciated. :)

  11. Ouch – scary for a native Texan and UT grad to think that our Longhorns were saved from extinction in Oklahoma!! Beautfiul pictures even if you found them in Oklahoma!!

  12. This reminds me of The Badlands. A glitch occurred but both photos are beautiful.

    S

  13. Love longhorns. Texmexlahoma? I doubt the longhorn cares ;)

  14. Spent many happy Sunday afternoons in the Wichitas’…thanks for taking me home on this snowy New England morning.
    Cool that you saw the elk – in the first 25 years of my life, I think I saw them three times. Shy critters….

  15. I dunno – the mockingbird is native to several states and is the state bird of more than one state if memory serves, but it doesn’t make it less Texan in the eyes of Texans. :) If Texas can adopt this Ohioan that’s lived in and traveled over much of the country, I’ll allow that it can adopt the longhorn and call it “Texan” if it likes. :D Fifty million Western movies can’t be wrong – right? ;)

  16. Texmexlahoma is a little tricker to say… and does sound more like a horrible disease… melanoma, mesothelioma…

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