Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Moose! Finally!

One of my alltime favorite things to see in Montana is moose. They are just such amazing animals and sightings can be rather rare. On this trip, I had decided to go in search of them instead of waiting for a chance encounter. So, these two moose were spotted up in Elk Park over the weekend. It was worth the time spent looking for them.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rattler on the Road

I lived in Montana for almost thirteen years and never encountered a rattlesnake. Now, I live in Florida and am just visiting Montana and I find my first rattler.  It is a Prairie Rattlesnake, the only venoumous snake of all ten species of snakes in the state. If given a large enough dose, the venom can be lethal to an adult human. Fortunately for me, I was safely stowed in my car with Maggie, so was able to photograph him without having to make him feel threatened, which enabled me more photos.