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I passed by the elk today after golf… at a spot where I’ve never seen them before: in the pasture adjacent to Mt. Si Sports and Fitness.
We had been excited to visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo since we saw the photos of their giraffes. Expectations were meant and exceeded. It was a very nice zoo but the giraffes were simply magical. With the elevated platforms visitors are eye-to-eye with the giants and they are just soooo amazing.
Link to more Cheyenne Mountain Zoo photos.
This little fellow perched himself on a branch of the snag where so many birds hang out. But he had an added bonus. I had the sprinkler running and every 30 seconds or so he got a little shower… which he seemed to enjoy.
With the summer heat finally dissipating, it was a cool and gorgeous morning. Here’s a shot from the 5th fairway at the Mt. Si Golf Course.
On the way to the course, the elk were a grazing in the morning fog:
We hadn’t see this fellow very often but he’s been here regularly in the past week or so.
Today was a leisurely 318-mile drive from Dickinson, ND to Billings, MT. We arrived early enough to stop by Zoo Montana which turned out to be a disappointment. There were few animals although the two bears were entertaining.
We spent all morning and part of the afternoon in the South section of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The terrain was a bit more interesting than the North section and we say countless bison –some very up-close–, wild horses, and prairie dogs.
We arrived in Medora in early afternoon, with enough time for a short visit stop the Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit Visitor Center to get our bearings. In addition to countless prairie dogs, we also saw some lovely wild horses.