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Hair Standing on End

Hair Standing on End
Hair Standing on End

Hair Standing on End

I came over the top of a hill giving this Mule Deer Doe a start. Ever had the arms and neck go prickly before? A little adrenaline, a little furtive movement…high alert. She settled down in a few minutes and resumed grazing in the small group near her. This time of year everything is getting aware of the seasons change. Usually long before human are. The nights are getting longer now. The fall equinox is but 6 days away from this post. I see the change in their coats starting. They are starting to get a little bushy. Sort of like me not visiting a barber for 6 months. (I actually cut my own hair lol).

The does ears are big and sensitive but a ridge can muffle the sounds coming up the other side if the wind is up. Just appearing 50 yards out, I definitely got inside her comfort zone too quickly. Fortunately I managed to photograph her quartering off to me.

Boy if I was hunting…. meat for the taking for a landowners doe tag. It’s getting close to October when the serious hunting starts in this area. I personally don’t hunt unless we are having a population problem that needs thinning. I’d just assume play “counting coup” with my camera on the deer.

Location: Bliss Dinosaur Ranch, Wyoming / Montana borderlands (Wyotana)

Title: Hair Standing on End

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Angus Bull Golden Hour

Angus Bull Golden Hour
Angus Bull Golden Hour

Angus Bull Golden Hour

This is literally a Lot of Bull….

Lighting being what it is during the Golden Hour leading to dusk, you have to work fast. Bulls being bulls, working fast isn’t such a bad idea. Fortunately, the tight 5 wire fence SHOULD keep him from going through. Having seen other Bulls do it, I know he could jump right over that fence if he was motivated lolol. I’ve pushed these guys away from their girls using ATV’s. If they don’t want to move, you need a couple of good horses. It’s not easy to get them away from the herd. They CAN be stubborn lolol.

There are cowboys up here that have jumped on the back of these guys. I suspect not as much with these Black Angus Bulls. They are bred to be “docile”. Ones that are nutzy get rapid “trips to town”. So “relatively” tame bulls have killed people before. In cowboy country, there are a few risky things young men and women try.

Knowing quite a few 4H kids that raised bulls every year. Most of those are sold at the end of the fair. Local business buy them to make money for the kids. They are usually so tame that they like to be scratched and will follow their human around like a puppy. If you’ve never been to a rural county fair, the livestock tents are an interesting diversion.

Location: near the Bliss Dinosaur Ranch, Wyoming / Montana borderlands

Title: Angus Bull Golden Hour