Several years ago, my husband and a friend were hiking in Glacier National Park, and they came across quite a bit of wildlife. My daughter learned a lot about Montana fauna in third grade, and she made sure her family knew the difference between a bighorn sheep and a mountain goat! This trip, however, may have been the first time any of us had seen both species in the same day.
|People often have trouble remembering the difference between mountain goats and bighorn sheep, but the bighorn sheep are the ones with the BIG horns!|
|I love this picture of a bighorn sheep, painted in school by my daughter, years ago.|
You don't have to enter a National Park to see wildlife in Montana though! About an hour after my husband left for that hiking trip in Glacier Park, our dog started to bark furiously. I looked out, and just below our house was a black bear.
Such is life in Montana: my husband goes hiking in Glacier National Park - and it is me (at home), who sees a bear!