Wild, band stallion, Blaze’s, two yearlings playing and learning how to be big boys! They are Urban, Ms. Pinnacles full brother on the left, and Evans on the right.
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
“My job as a research tech for CSU the end of May in Theodore Roosevelt National Park was down to finding one band a week. Of course I choose Blaze the day of this image!!!
I hiked out to Blaze’s harem in the late afternoon. I couldn’t glass him from Buck Hill, so I opted to do a blind hike hoping he was in his ‘normal’ area. I had to detour from where I would normally head in because ‘all’ the bison in the park were right where I needed to climb up to the north ridge.
Okay, they win, so I went Blazes way. One day, many weeks ago, I watched Blaze take his band up the side of a butte I thought would be impossible to get up. Since then, I have used his way twice to get off the loop road and on to the ridge top. On top hiking along, I finally spotted him. He ended up being a 40 minute walk out but it was along one of the prettiest views in the park so I didn’t care one bit!
A brown racer snake give me a start as he raced through the grass at my feet. They are fast and usually a glimpse of their tail is all you get. Enough to make a person jump and yelp!
Blaze was his handsome, pitter patter self and his yearling boys were practicing being big boys! So much fun to watch them play fight. Their agility is amazing!