Lebh Shomea Celebrates Nature

Sightings of Animals


Photo of One of the Walking Trails


This photo is of a newly born fawn, perhaps two hours old, waiting for its mother to return. It is lying next to the foundation of one of the individual dwellings used by guests of Lebh Shomea.

Newly-Born Fawn





Mother and Baby Deer

The mother has returned. She seems a bit startled by the camera, but the little one clearly has more important things to do...





Armadillos are small nocturnal creatures who burrow into the ground searching for insects. Vendors make baskets out of their shell exterior. At Lebh Shomea, we just let them be...






Female Nilgai

This elegant creature is a female nilgai- a game animal imported to South Texas from India in the 1920's. The word "nilgai" comes from two Sanskrit words meaning "blue cow." (The male is in fact a very dark blue, almost black.) Nilgai are part antelope (the neck and head structure) and part giraffe (the body). They run wild in small herds of eight to ten. A fully grown nilgai is about as large as a medium-sized horse.





Javelinas are frequent visitors to Lebh Shomea. These wild boars are vegetarians and run in packs of ten to fifteen. They are not aggressive unless attacked or threatened. The last one of the pack stands guard while the others eat and mosey on.







No House of Prayer is complete without its share of rabbits.





Squirrels around here live off of acorns that fall from the bountiful shrub oaks.







Turtles move among the sand and low grass with ease and confidence.