Theodore Roosevelt National Park South Unit

We drove the Scenic Loop Drive around the South Unit of the park in the morning. I was in the back seat and concentrating on looking for stuff, so I was never very sure of where we were. Some of these photos I took through the car window. So here, in no order whatsoever, is what I saw.

Having said that, I think the first two were taken on Friday afternoon at the Painted Canyon Visitor Center.

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We got out of the car once to walk the Ridgeline Trail.

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Bison bull at rest. We only saw this one and one other much further off in the South Unit.

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One of two Coyotes we saw ambling up a hillside.

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This Pronghorn came dashing down a draw, not at full-out panic speed, but not dawdling either. I snapped a bunch of photos of it as it dashed past. These two came out best.

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Apparently, Marcy has seen a life-time supply of Prairie Dogs, so she was happy to discover that we didn’t have a particular fixation with them. I played the video of the prairie dog calling for Allen over and over an over until he realizes it’s not Allen he’s looking at, but Steve. At which point he begins calling for Steve repeatedly. This became a running joke as we passed several prairie dog towns.

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