The Pine Marten was trapped to near extinction in the 1800’s; the Hudson Bay Company alone killed 180,000 of these creatures one year, all because of their luxurious pelts. Their coats are stunningly beautiful, but how nice to see this healthy animal, intact and still wearing its own fur.
|The Pine Marten is simply stunning.|
|While walking Taggart Lake Trail we practically stumbled into a deep|
hole—a badger hole. This badger was nearby, waiting for us to leave.
|The cow and calf (above) and bull moose (below) are browsing|
sagebrush meadows between Jackson Hole and Grand Teton
|A ground squirrel takes a moment to check us out.|
|As we drove by this stand of Elderberry bushes|
I noticed swaying branches. Sure enough, this black bear
was stocking up on berries for his long winter's nap.