A regular accounting of the goings on with our family, garden, animals and travels. Gardening in USDA Zone 8b.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Custer State Park and Black Hills National Park
Bison, prairie dogs, pronghorn antelope, white tail deer...and more buffalo. The entire herd in Custer State Park walked right behind our truck as we were parked on the side of the road.
Interesting noise the big males make -- they stick their tongues out and bellow! Something else I totally was unaware of, they seem to be walking and socializing together in a typical male, female and baby group. Everywhere we looked they were in this threesome group. So, do they mate for life, or for a season? I have questions!
They were totally unconcerned about us, but after reading the sign above, I wasn't taking any chances. A typical adult male weighs in at 2000 pounds (that's a TON) and I don't think I want to take the chance, so we stayed right by the car and even jumped inside when they started coming our way.
Those little prairie dogs were hilarious, darting here and there and jumping into their holes when they knew you were watching them. Real funny guys. I know that ranchers hate them because cattle and horses can break a leg walking into their holes, but they are fun to watch.
We went to Mount Rushmore tonight for the evening program. I'll write it up tomorrow, because we're exhausted. We're leaving here around noon tomorrow to places unknown. We have no plans and no reservations. I think we'll decide at breakfast in the morning, so I'll see you next from ???