we rented a little car and drove down to Big Bend State Park. well worth a visit! it was really beautiful. here is a little selection of the millions of photos we took:
i don't have good pictures of them, but we also saw a big hairy tarantula and a rattlesnake and another little snake, lots of different birds (e.g. different kinds of hummingbirds) and butterflies, a little mouse, and squirrels, and 2 kinds of rabbits, 2 kinds of deer. and lots of beautiful colourful insects. we didn't see any javelina's, black bears, or mountain lions. we'll just have to go back.