Large, elegant Whitetail Deer have returned in abundance. Mule Deer enjoying the security of the steep canyons now range in significant numbers into the Brazos River Canyonlands as far east as the Double Mountain area. Rio Grande Turkeys once again strut and trot up and down all over the canyons.
At least a few Mountain Lions roam, challenging the Coyotes, Foxes, and Bobcats for the top of the food chain. Big-eared Jack Rabbits and meek Cottontails mingle with their predators. Badgers and Porcupines have returned. Horned Toads still thrive here along with the not-so-charming Diamond-Backed Rattlesnake.