Even though it can fly short distances when necessary, the roadrunner is a bird born to run. It sprints across the hills and pastures of East Texas at speeds approaching 20 miles per hour! Besides the fact that it’s a very cool bird, the roadrunner has special significance for us, as you’ll see later in this article.
Roadrunners can reach up to two feet in length from the tip of their sturdy bills to the end of their long tails, and they sport a bushy crest and mottled plumage that blends well with their environment. As it runs, this unique bird holds its lean frame nearly parallel to the ground and steers by using its long tail like a ship’s rudder.
- Builds a nest of anything the male can find, such as sticks, snakeskins, and leaves
- Eats insects, lizards, gophers, mice, snakes, a variety of fruits, and even other birds, all of which it finds on the ground
- Occasionally hunts cooperatively with another bird to bring down larger, more dangerous prey, such as a rattlesnake
- Is an opportunistic creature, sometimes seen waiting near bird feeders for prey to arrive
We named our new community Roadrunner Acres RV Ranch for two reasons. When we were first looking for the best location to build our new RV park, we narrowed the properties down to two finalists. On one of those properties, we spotted two roadrunners hunting together, and that gave us the initial inspiration for the name. Then we also realized that the word roadrunner aptly describes what people often do in their RVs. So there you have it!
Who knows… if you decide to come join our community at Roadrunner Acres RV Ranch, you might just spot some of our feathered friends outside the door of your RV one morning!
Please feel free to e-mail us or call us at 903-530-2488 if you have any questions or need more information about Roadrunner Acres RV Ranch. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you as one of our new residents soon!