Yellowstone has a well-earned reputation for hosting a wide variety of wildlife. We did not see any bears or wolves in the part of the park where we camped, but we did see the beautiful bull elk pictured in our previous post in a treed area right outside our campground loop.
Bison, singly and in small herds, were frequent visitors to the C loop at our campground (Bridge Bay). When they came through at Theodore Roosevelt National Park earlier this summer, we were astonished, but now they seemed less scary. They never seemed to pay us any attention; we just moved slowly and didn't approach them.
I will say that I'm glad they are vegetarians!
Look closely to the left of this shot and you will see a calf nursing -- and big daddy standing guard. Such a treat to see, and right outside our motorhome!
Also at the campground and while walking or riding our bikes we saw numerous birds, occasional mule deer, and had fun watching a lone coyote hunting and catching numerous rodents. Her hunting style was impeccable!
Next up, we journey on to Grand Teton National Park, though a road closure forced us to take the long way, through Idaho, to get there!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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