Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Pile of Otters

We saw these otters yesterday near the confluence of the Lamar River and Soda Butte Creek. They seem to have a den near there and it is one of the few places where the river is not frozen over. In addition there have been numerous sightings of big horn sheep on the road between Gardiner and Mammoth Hot Springs. The picture above is an especially good looking ram.
With all the snow the wolf watching has been good and the wolves seem to be getting plenty of elk prey. The Lamar Canyon pack is hanging out near the Buffalo Ranch and all of them look healthy. We are headed to Gardiner to spend the night at the Yellowstone Association Overlook campus as well as get in some skiing.
The next class begins on Monday, it is "Painting Yellowstone in Winter" and Linda is going to support and maybe pick up some painting pointers. Steve

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