How the day started

I stayed in Rawlins, Wyoming the night before and got up early to get to the scenic road I was planning to drive so I’d be there early and have a better chance to spot some wildlife.

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Only about 2 minutes after getting off the interstate there was a pronghorn (antelope) running just a short distance off the right side of the road, parallel to it, at about my pace.  I continued driving a short ways so that by the time he reached me I’d have the camera ready.  Well, when I got in position he turned away from the road and ducked behind a snow fence.

What’s a snow fence?  I’ve seen these lots of places during this trip and was saving them for the right time.  These are constructed a few hundred yards off roadways to try and force blowing snow to drift on them and NOT the roadway.  I see them everywhere.

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And to give you some idea as to how big they are, here are two photos with pronghorn standing not far in front of them (from my vantage point).

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When I got further down the scenic road I found some more pronghorn.

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