wildlife

Doe antelope and fawn: In the morning light this antelope doe appeared near the north gate of Yellowstone with her prancing fawn and its beautiful mane.

Don’t want to be the next victim?

Over the last couple weeks, three people have been injured in Yellowstone by wild animals. On Sunday, June 3 and again on Tuesday, June 5 people were injured in the Mammoth area by cow elk protecting their calves. Then on Wednesday, June 6, a bison gored a woman near the Fountain Paint Pots in the Lower Geyser Basin.

A mother fox and two kits near Yellowstone Picnic Area

Paths less beaten

One of the constants about Yellowstone National Park is the surge of traffic as Memorial Day approaches. The last few days has fit the profile with ever-increasing traffic in the park. The tour buses have appeared, and the motorhomes are everywhere.

Everybody's seeing weasels

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his time of year, lots of people in Big Sky are seeing weasels. They’ll be cross-country skiing and one will pop out of the snow. In winter, their fur turns white, and people will tell me, “Hey, I saw an ermine.” But there are three species of weasel in Montana, and only the short-tailed weasel is also known as an ermine. 

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Lone Peak Lookout

235 Snowy Mtn Circle
Big Sky, MT 59716
www.lonepeaklookout.com

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