Bighorn Sheep Winter in Jackson

By on March 25, 2009 Categories: Wildlife Safari

Big Horn Sheep - Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY
Our local bighorn sheep herd came very close during this morning’s safari and I (mistakenly) thought that this was going to be the highlight of today’s excursion. We ended up seeing some fascinating coyote behavior throughout the morning including a pack of coyotes chase a mule deer at full sprint. We didn’t see the outcome of the chase but my guess is that the deer eventually stood its ground and the coyotes backed off.

We were also able to see two different pairs of coyotes showing courtship behavior. Lots of great early Spring sightings including red-tailed hawks, mountain bluebirds, red-winged blackbirds, flocks of horned larks and scruffy-looking moose shedding their winter coats.