WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Struggling is everywhere in drought-ravaged Texas. Fawns have been abandoned by their mothers. A dehydrated baby beaver was found left behind by its mother along a highway. Desperate birds are being rescued in growing numbers.
Three months of 100-plus temperatures in Wichita Falls have been so withering that an official at the Wild Bird Rescue group is now recommending homeowners put out a little water in their yards for the birds and wildlife -- a little drink for whatever opossum, raccoon, skunk, armadillo, coyote or deer that might pass by.