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Well-Meant Hill Country Bluebonnet Photo Catches Something Gone Awry

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Sometimes, despite our best efforts at design and appeal, our homes and backyards can become hazards for wild animals. The evidence can be found in this bluebonnet photo, which was taken by Hillary Love here in the Texas Hill Country, showing a beautiful bluebonnet-covered property, complete with a nicely painted rail fence and a bit of barbed wire fencing off in the distance, together with…

Well-Meant Hill Country Bluebonnet Photo Catches Something Gone Awry

Photo: Facebook/Hillary Love via Texas Hill Country

If you haven’t spotted it in the cover photo, this magnified version should make it clearer. A deer appears to have tried to clear the fence and in a failed attempt at the jump, got its hind legs entangled. The poor creature was dangling from the fence as the bluebonnet photo was taken.

Well-Meant Hill Country Bluebonnet Photo Catches Something Gone Awry

Photo: Pixabay

Unfortunately, this sight isn’t as uncommon as you may think. When or if you or your family members spot a trapped animal such as this, the best thing to do is to contact your local Animal Control, and barring that, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Although you may mean well, the animal might not recognize that, and to keep it from becoming more entangled or worse, injured further, the proper authorities can step in and untangle it without further harm coming to it, or to you.

Well-Meant Hill Country Bluebonnet Photo Catches Something Gone Awry

Photo: Pixabay

We’re certain a Good Samaritan was able to free the deer in this instance before it became badly injured, and we thank Hillary for submitting the picture and bringing this all-too-common incident to everyone’s attention.

Have you ever snapped a photo that captured something shocking, mysterious, or unexpected? If you have, let us know! We want to hear all about it.

If you’re in the mood to see some stunning bluebonnet photos that don’t contain any surprises (beyond the amazing extent of Mother Nature’s beauty), we’ve got you covered! Check out our story on five charming Hill Country towns where you can see bluebonnets at this link.