Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday in Wyoming -- August 26, 2015

I knew that goats had beards, but a striped one?  That was a surprise.  The question is, is it really a stripe or simply a shadow?  And, yes, this is one of the famous weed-eating goats that I featured earlier this month.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday in Wyoming -- August 19, 2015

Have you ever had one of these in your yard?  I hope not!  As you can see, they do a fair amount of damage while they're excavating their tunnels and dens, but even more importantly, they're vicious animals and have no fear of humans.  Why would they, when they can run 19mph and have impressive teeth?

What it is it?  A badger.  And though they're supposedly nocturnal, this one obviously didn't get that memo.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday in Wyoming -- August 12, 2015

Last week we had sleeping goats.  Today I thought I'd show you a sleeping bunny.  I'll never understand why it wanted to be close to rocks and cactus, but this young cottontail was so exhausted after getting caught in the first hailstorm of its life that it collapsed right on top of some decorative rocks.  After a ten minute nap, it was back to its normal early evening routine: eating.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wednesday in Wyoming -- August 5, 2015

They're back!  Cheyenne's weed-eating goats -- the environmentally friendly, not to mention cute, alternative to herbicides -- are back.  Here they are at rest early in the morning, getting ready for another hard day at work. 

And here they are, doing what goats do best -- eating.  Weeds, beware.