Wildlife define early part of autumn’s RV adventure

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Make that “amazing” wildlife.

In addition to the five moose that wandered through our campsite in the Bighorn Mountains, we have encountered a wondrous variety of incredible four-legged and winged creatures early on in this autumn’s RV journey.

On one rugged section of the drive through the Badlands National Park in South Dakota, we were in awe of a large herd of Bighorn sheep resting near the roadway (above).

In Wind Cave National Park and Custer State Park in the Black Hills there were the massive buffalo and tiny prairie dogs . (Click on images to enlarge.)

Nearly 1,600 buffalo, one of the largest herds anywhere, roam free in the foothills of Custer State Park’s 71,000 acres.

An experience not to be missed is the Wildlife Loop Road that winds through the prime buffalo range in the southeastern part of the Custer State Park.

We also spotted mule deer, antelope, turkey vultures, foxes, grouse, jack rabbits and numerous species of birds.

Photos by Julianne G. Crane

 

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