I've noticed that some of the wildlife have been unusually... fearless. I hadn't seen red-winged black birds here in ages, and just last weekend there was one singing away on the fence while I was walking my usual path. I spotted him about 30 feet in front of me. I was glad to see one, but kept walking closer to him, expecting him to fly away. I eventually stopped directly in front of him, he was about five feet away, and he just kept singing like I wasn't there. I female came and landed next to him, both ignored me for a few moments and then they flew away, looping and diving and showing off. Maybe they were just twitterpated, but it was a little weird. The rabbits are letting us get really close, but there are baby bunnies everywhere this year. Even the pocket gophers are bold though. One went through the grass and nearly ran over my husbands foot while he was fixing fence.
On the other hand, my horses have been squirrely, and spooky and weird. My horse seems depressed, sullen and anxious, which is not like him at all.
Usually, if he sees me with a halter, or I call his name he comes right up because he wants to go do something, but lately he just stands there, and
maybe turns his head toward me, and then looks away. They are all spooking at things they are well accustomed to, or sometimes nothing at all. I was
speculating that some drunk cowboys might be breaking into my pasture and messing with them, but now I wonder.