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Way, Way Wild!

Wild Burros

Wild Burros or Donkeys, cute little barking Prairie Dogs, Wolves, Pronghorn Antelope, Tundra Swans, Beavers, and majestic Elk were some of the wild animals and birds that I saw and photographed on my recent trip to the Plains states.  I took the pictures of the Pronghorn, and the Burrows or Donkeys in South Dakota’s gem of a state park, the Custer State Park.  The Burros are descendants of those used by the old gold miners of the Nineteenth Century and do roam freely.  I shot the picture of the little Prairie Dog at the Prairie Homestead Park just outside of The Badlands National Park, also in South Dakota.

The Tundra Swans were seen on the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, as was the Beaver.  I photographed the Elk in the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park and also got the picture of the Wolf there as well.  The Wolves were mostly behind a low ridge and were just out of sight when I was there taking the picture.  This one individual Wolf was ahead of the others and I was thrilled to get the picture.  I saw many Elk in Yellowstone National Park and just missed taking a picture of a huge bull Elk with a fine rack of antlers (my camera was not out and we were in the car when the Elk crossed the road).

This wraps up my series of pictures taken during my recent trip this month.  Tomorrow I will be showing pictures from my own lake at home.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!    P. S.  Sorry about the alignment of the pictures.  That sometimes happens when I put on the captions.  One day I will learn how to do the process without the odd positioning of the pictures  :  )

Female Elk

Swans (I think they are Tundra Swans?)

Prairie Dog

Wolf

Beaver

American Pronghorn Antelope

Comments on: "Way, Way Wild!" (7)

  1. love that fat prairie dog! 🙂

    • Hi Texwisgirl, I think that when the girth increases, so does the hole and tunnels! Ha! Yes, that was a big Prairie Dog! Have a wonderful rest of the day and evening tonight!

  2. You really did get to see some neat critters! Great collection! That’s a very respectable sized Pronghorn too.

  3. My favorite is the cute prairie dog!

    • Hi Ginny, The Prairie Dogs were all over the place in the former pastures of the Prairie Homestead park there in South Dakota. They have the cutest little yelping bark! Have a super good day!

  4. Love these pictures, Linda… One sees so many interesting creatures in different areas of the country, don’t we? We saw alot of Prairie Dogs when we were out that way in June.

    What about your other trip pictures? Will you post them somewhere?
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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