Friday, May 9, 2008

The Wild Frontier

It's finally getting to the point where we can go outside for a little bit and not worry about freezing to death. I think, I might have just jinxed us. Crap.

One of the fun things about living in Evanston is the wildlife all over the place. Especially when you get to see things close up and alive, not close up and dead on the side of the road. Yesterday we took the snack pack (Jack) to a park. Evanston actually owns and maintains a buffalo herd and a couple of elk.

This actually looks like Jack is giant and is about to eat the elk like a skittle.

This is a better picture of the elk.

This is a moose. It's kind of hard to tell. This picture was taken in our neighbors front yard. We took this and left cause we were heading to see Curt off at the MTC but the moose visited our yard. I know that because after the snow melted he left 2 massive piles of evidence.

Eventually the city had to tranquilize him and take him back to the mountains. He was getting pretty comfortable. I drove past him one day and little kids were throwing snow balls at it was probably a good idea to remove him. We are pretty sure he's only a yearling so I bet he finds his way back to town if we get another bad winter.

I don't think either of us had ever seen an antelope before we moved here. But now we see them all of the time all over the place. It's still pretty fun though.

This was actually in Coalville, Utah but still its pretty fun to know that there are places where you can see this kind of stuff.

It's really fun to see Jack get excited seeing something that he's never seen before. We are sooo excited to continue to spend time outdoors with him.


Anonymous said...

What a cute family! Lots of animals to see and watch out for! It does look like Jack could eat the elk, but I think in real life it is the other way around! We sure love "seeing" you all and getting to experience life with you! keep enjoying the great outdoors -it is a new world for Jack!

Anonymous said...

And to think...all we have is bugs! The blog just wouldn't look the same with pictures of ants, roaches, june bugs, and all kinds of creepy crawlies!

Doug said...

...and seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day.

Anonymous said...

i lOVE these pics!! they are sooo cute! i think ryan and i are going to have to start up our own blog...