Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Elusive Animals

 My husband and I recently made a nearly 4,000 mile road trip across the great expanse of the Western United States between the Pacific Ocean and Topeka, Kansas.  You would think in all those miles, over mountain passes and cross wide open plains we would have seen dozens if not hundreds of wild animals.  After all we were going through mountain goat, deer, elk,  and antelope territory, not to mention other mammal and bird habitats.  
However, we could nearly count all the animals seen on our four hands.  We were fortunate to see two lone coyotes in the wilds of northwestern Utah and a couple dozen or so antelope in the Wyoming frontier. 

It was cold and windy across the states of Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas and yes, most of the terrain was snow covered, so we just have to assume that most living creatures were hunkered down for a long winter's nap.

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