We saw moose.
Yeah, you have already seen that one, but it is too good not to use again.
We saw antelope.
That is suburban Buffalo, WY in the
Hey, lady, whatchew lookin' at?
We saw mule deer.
This one was grazing in the Big Horn
mountains a couple miles above our campground. They are hilarious when
they run — their legs turn into springs and they bounce, stiff-legged,
over the ground.
We saw buffalo.
Oops. That one was in the Many
We saw live buffalo:
This was just a small part — around 500 – 600 — of the entire herd of 2,500. The rest were in another valley not accessible to us.
See this guy?
He was headed toward us. He — or his identical twin brother — was shortly thereafter was observed approaching the little road we were on. After we reached the end of the road a few minutes later, turned around, and were driving back, we looked for him again. This time, he was so close we could have reached out of the car and touched him.
But we didn't.
We kept driving and I didn't even get a photo. He was so close we didn't want to alarm him — he could have done major damage to us if he so chose.
Can't read the sign? Try this:
The buffalo are on Ted Turner's gazillion-acre ranch. We were spending the day with my cousin and wife, who retired near Bozeman, MT. Their property abuts the ranch.
But we were not trespassing; we were on the public road that leads to a public campground. Because the latter is on the ranch, Ted has to let the public use the road.
Ted Turner anecdote related to us by my cousin: TT has a lovely house on the ranch but was unhappy with the view; he couldn't see the mountains well enough. So he had the top of a low ridge removed. All better now.
We saw ground animals.
Four or five of these were grazing on
the lawn at Many Glacier lodge. Anybody want to educate me as to what they were? Prairie
dogs*? Whistler swans? Elk?
We saw more unidentified animals outside Many Glacier lodge.
Well, upon closer inspection we can probably agree the lower part of the left one is a bear and the right one is a raptor. But in person I was too blown away by the visual even to attempt identification.
* None of the prairie dogs in Wikipedia have stripes on their tails like these.