West 2016: Grand Teton Wildlife


Day 10, 11 & 12, Sunday – Tuesday, August 14, 15 & 16, 2016

Grand Teton is most known for its views of the mountains, and its back-country hiking.  Wildlife spotting seems to be secondary, and we certainly found that to be true.  While we did find some wildlife, we had way more luck in Yellowstone.  That said, here is what we found!

While I believe these were farmed bison, they were bison nonetheless:

Bison at Grand Teton

These pronghorn were hanging out with the bison.  My sister-in-law believed they were imaginary, but here they are!

 

Pronghorn at Grand Teton

 

Least Chipmunks – we saw lots of these at the lower elevations.

Least Chipmunk at Jenny Lake

 

Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrels.  Although they look like chipmunks, you can tell they aren’t because of the lack of stripes on their heads.

A Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel at Inspiration Point

Pika!  I saw two when I hiked Inspiration Point.

Pika!

Pika!

Birds.  We saw several birds – mostly little-brown-jobs, but ducks too. Some of them I couldn’t identify.

Dark Eyed Junco

 

Raven on Signal Mountain

 

Ducks in Jenny Lake

 

A female Mallard on Signal Mountain

 

A juvenile mountain bluebird at the Cunningham cabin

Fish!

Fish in Jenny Lake

Mule deer.  I saw this lady on the hill heading up to the summit of Signal Mountain. Beautiful!

Mule Deer on Signal Mountain

 

I am a wildlife lover, and although not the primary focus at Grand Teton, I was happy to see what we did!  I was disappointed to not see a moose though!  Maybe another time…

 

 

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