We spent part of the weekend roaming the high desert around Borrego Springs looking for these hulking metal sculptures of ancient animals from the Pliocene epoch when the area was covered by forests.
The pieces are located on land that is part of Galleta Meadows Estates. They're all made by sculptor Ricardo Breceda of Perris, Ca.
We found nearly 20 pieces, including this mammoth. Click on any pic to make view it bigger.
A horse and saber tooth tiger have an . . . um . . . awkward encounter.
Tim gets introduced to a saber tooth the old fashion way.
Me with a gomphothere.