Buffalo Calf

    Definitely the highlight of our trip to Yellowstone was all the young animals we got to see (and the animals in general… but especially the babies).  Apparently the first of June is the time to go to see newborns.  While not as young as the baby in last week’s picture of the week, this week’s was equally as cute!  Holly and I had driven out to Lamar Valley to see what all kinds of wildlife we could spot and on the way back we came upon a buffalo jam as is normal for Yellowstone.  This particular herd had lots of youngsters and this calf just happened to stop and pose for me at a small pond before crossing the road in front of all the stopped cars.  While we were all stopped taking pictures, I struck up a conversation with the guy next to me and he mentioned that the locals referred to the bison calves as “red dogs” (apparently because of their reddish coloring).  I don’t know why, but it struck me as funny.

–Dan Thompson

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