Laguna Shores Oceanfront Resort’s own Burrowing Owl…Meet Hector

Aug 8, 2013 by Glen C. Paulsen

Hector Burrowing OwlWe have been enjoying some great laughs lately as Tobey, our 13 year old Cocker Spaniel and Diva; our black female, juvenile Chihuahua hit the desert with dazzling speed to check out the burrows in the ground about 50-feet from our house. The dogs run together, sleep together, eat together, and have face-to-face conversations (signals and signs) about projected plans of the day and how they’re going to pull off shenanigans together – they do everything together. When they hear, “Do you know what I’ve been thinking about?” they head for the door, go through the garage and turn left into the desert at full speed. Now it gets funnier. As soon as the door shuts out comes mama/papa Burrowing Owl with chatter and then the rat-tat-tat-tat sound, mocking a rattle snake. As the dogs approach, they get airborne, swoop, loop and then attack like a kamikaze. Every so often, they actually hit the dogs on the back, and scream in rat-tat-tat-tat saying, “Get the hell out of here or your future is ours.”

Since I wasn’t sure what these birds were, I researched them on the internet and voila – the Burrowing Owl, which is apparently endangered in Mexico. (Check out the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burrowing_Owl.) These are just a few of nature’s treats in Rocky Point, specifically, Laguna Shores Resort on the Sea of Cortez.

Yesterday we laughed at the owls and dogs then hit the trails on our ATV. About twenty minutes out we spotted what appeared to be a large bird. As it turned out it was a grey coyote watching us closely. It took off and so did I. It eventually crossed just in front of me and ran between the cacti trying to get the heck out of dodge with the “sheriff” on his tail. This was just another beautiful daily experience living in Mexico. On my ride, I did stop, peeled off my outer clothes and jumped into the cool, turquoise lagoon water for an afternoon swim. I thank God everyday because life is wonderful here.

This article is brought to you by Laguna Shores Resort, a master planned oceanfront community on the Sea of Cortez in Rocky Point, Mexico offering vacation rentals, fractional shares, custom home building services as well as condos, lots and homes for sale. Located just minutes north of town off of the Coastal Highway, Laguna Shores Resort is like no other master planned community in Puerto Peñasco with their many amenities, low-density housing, desal plant, and underground utilities. Visit their website to discover rental specials and information about the resort and Rocky Point, Mexico at www.lagunashoresresort.com or call toll free from the U.S. at 1-800-513-1426. Become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LagunaShoresResort.

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