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.
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.
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.
It’s the rarest of wildlife found—and not found—in the forests around Big Sky, and recently the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its intent to begin the process of removing protections for Canada lynx under the Endangered Species Act.