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15 Photos Of Wildlife In New Mexico That Will Drop Your Jaw

New Mexico is the fifth largest state in the U.S., encompassing more than 121,000 square miles—more than the states of Mississippi and Washington combined. So there’s no shortage of habitat for the 500 species of birds, 150 species of mammals, and 123 species of reptiles and amphibians that call New Mexico home.

On a recent drive between Maxwell and Cimarron, I encountered a herd of antelope crossing the road.

What’s been your most memorable wildlife encounter in New Mexico? Let us know in the comments below.

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.