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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lots of Animals On Animal Wednesday! Correction!

This animal in the top and third photo are NOT pikas they are prarie dogs! Oops, my bad.


Correction: This is a Pika:


Pika's live at elevation above 10 thousand feet (read about them here) and we saw them on Medicine Wheel Mountain in the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. They are about the size of large rabbit. Now after reading my own link I am not sure if these are Pika after all. They do not have round ears and they have long tails. Perhaps they are something else. Any guesses? DH was sure they are pikas.

Chipmunks are much smaller, and will eat out of your hand on the Needles Highway, South Dakota.

Buffalo or Bison abound in Custer State Park, South Dakota.
 ...in the Black Hills...


These horses lived where we stayed on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
 This is the view outside The Odd Duck where we stayed for three days.

Here they are saying good bye as we departed.

My DH sits on air with the Devil's Tower towering behind him.
Happy Animal Wednesday
Henry V says hi.

21 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos! Loved them all but especially the horses! Any drawings?

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    1. No drawings of the animals, yet Rosemary, but many of our trip in earlier posts...scroll backwards to see them!

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  2. You got to see all sorts of critters. Those pica make a funny noise too sometimes. I just love chipmunks and horses. DH is making magic.

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  3. Love these photos Lynn. Was Devils Tower in an old film once about outer space?, it sort of looks familiar. Hugs to Henry V (if he's not too busy teasing the dog next door..lol)

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    1. The movie you are thinking of Ann is ----------- of a third kind"
      We are not sure yet but we think the dog next door may be moving. A van came and took things away this last week.

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    2. Close encounters of a third kind...is the movie with Richard Dreyfus. Loved that movie and yes he made an image of devils tower out of mashed potatoes.

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  4. ah a wonderful array of animals and a new one for me. The pika. never heard of this guy

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    1. I had never heard of it either Suki, but DH knew all about it, of course!

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  5. such beautiful photos, your husband looks like he's sitting in mid air, great photos! I love those Pika's

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  6. Loved seeing all these animals.

    HAW

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  7. Oh I love these photos. I love that buffalo running thru the grass. and the chipmunk. I haven't seen one since my childhood. what a great shot of feeding it. HAW

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    1. since childhood, really? Girl, you have to get out more! LOL

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  8. Your husband has magical abilities! ;)

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  9. lynn, these are so great. i can't imagine a chipmunk eating out of my hand and i have a dozen or more as tenants :^)

    i find that i love horses. i don't know any, but i know i love them.

    what a trip, lynn

    love
    kj

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  10. I've never even heard of Pikas.
    A truly awesome collection of Animal Wednesday critters!
    Chipmunks are adorable,,,,but of the majesty of the horse,,,my favorite!
    Many memories filled with my days of riding!
    That last photo is priceless!!

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  11. Hahaha I like that one of your DH sitting in air :) lol
    What a nice trip that must have been and animals make a nice trip special !
    And those chipmunks!!!! They ate out of your hands, oh how adorable they are!
    HAW♥

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  12. That's amazing that you saw such awesome animals. And a chipmunk on your hand - wow. I just told cris that I keep missing Wednesdays and by the time I remember it's already Thursday night. Nice gotta straighten out!

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  13. I love animals, these are fabulous photos!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Fantastic pictures, Lynn! Really amazing!

    Have a good week end!

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