Antelope must mean, Anti-loping.

One male antelope wm

Dear readers, we return to the National Bison Range in Montana where the antelope also make their home. Above you see the head of the herd, striking fellow isn’t he?

Below you see the entire herd. The title of this post refers to the fact that I have yet to see an antelope move faster than a casual stroll. No loping, none. Lots of loafing around and resting is probably good for these four footed animals, but I think they need a new name.

Antelope Herd wm

One bear, one scare!

BEAR wm

I promised you another animal and here it is! We had barely started our drive around the National Bison Range when out of nowhere came a bear. We made our first turn and there were two cars stopped in the road. Three people were out of their cars taking pictures.

I of course took a picture too, which has been cropped, so it looks like we were closer than we actually were. In my case, my son taught me long ago that you don’t get out of your car. Animals can move VERY quietly and VERY quickly. 

This bear was right in front of everyone, but behind those standing in the road was a hill with lots of brush in front of it. You never know when an animal is going to come up from behind you and that could be the last picture you ever take.

One Hill Top, One Buffalo

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We drove through the National Bison Range in Montana a few months ago and every twist and turn of the road revealed something beautiful. There were Buffalo scattered here and there, and there was another surprise which you’ll get to see in my next post!

I thought you might like a closer look at this amazing creature.

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Timeless.

Timeless WM

I have probably posted this before, but I had mentioned to a fellow blogger that I would post another image that I took in the National Bison Range in Montana. 

I kept a VERY safe distance from these beautiful elk, this is not the kind of animal you want to get close to.This was one of the most beautiful moments I’ve ever experienced.

Tippy-tippy toe-tippy toe.

While visiting my son and daughter-in-law in Montana some time back, we went to the National Bison Range. The bison were all grouped up in one small area of the range, but out of nowhere, elk would pop up.WM 5404 Bull Elk

The scary thing about some of these elk is that they walk on their tiptoes. One minute they’re not there and the next minute…surprise!  Without using just their toes, how else could they sneak up so quietly? I admit, I’ve never seen them walking on tiptoe but that doesn’t mean they don’t. Just because we can’t SEE little green men walking amongst us, you wouldn’t deny their existence would you? I rest my case.

Now if you will excuse me, I need to go take my invisible dog for a walk…anybody out there have chocolate? I think I might be a quart low…

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