Day 4 in Yellowstone

February 20, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

The Day of the Fox. After two days of waking up really early, we decided to sleep in and grab some hot breakfast in Cooke City. After that we traveled into the park in the hopes of another encounter with the otter and some more mousing fox pictures. While the otter eluded us, the fox put on quite a performance! At Soda Butte in the Lamar Valley we spotted a fox in the valley with some bison and set up to watch and photograph. The female red fox proceeded to canvas the valley floor in circles for a few hours making five mousing jumps and catching three rodents which she quickly ate. While doing this we heard the haunting calls of coyotes and then noticed two coyotes sitting on the hill overlooking us and the valley floor. They watched the silly humans ogling the fox for a while and then slipped away along the hillside into the forest. It was a cold day with intermittent snow but worth all the cold hands and feet for the amazing chance to watch nature play out in the park.

 


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