This used to be a town dam, with water as far as you could see. Now there’s nothing except a dark stain in the centre where the last water dried into mud shards.
Careless owners of cattle and horses have left their animals to graze next to the dry dam and they are getting desperate for water.
One, more thirsty and unlucky than the rest, was caught in the last mud puddle and couldn’t get out.
Here’s how it used to look –