|A bull! And yes, that's some bull. He has horns, too, and blue eyes. Isn't he beautiful?|
|When he saw us driving closer, he hid behind this tree.|
|This must be the cow of the family. They were grazing and it looks like she has her mouth full!|
|Going along with the "family" theme, this must be the young male.|
|These two grazed together, and the bull was always a little distance from them.|
|Notice the notched ears. I wonder if that is a brand of some kind.|
They were munching on the good greens in the Canyonside Campground area, heading toward the tent and pop-up tent campers nearby.
There was a little boy coming back from the showers; he was in his pajamas and carrying a towel. He was probably around 8 or 9 years old. I noticed he was walking alongside our car, on the driver's side (the cows were on the passenger side), and he kept walking along with us. At first I thought he was admiring Fleur and Power, Hazel's Greyhounds, but Hazels said, No, he was using us as a shield. Every time we moved, he moved, when Hazel stopped the car for photos, etc., he stopped, too. Finally he was near his campsite and ran to it. He was so cute, and a pretty smart cookie. He sure wasn't going to be trampled by wild cattle!
Later in our drive, we saw them heading toward the road that leads out of the park. Going home for the night, I guess. The cow and young bull were already on the road, and the bull was back a bit behind the fenced area with the thick wires between the posts. Hazel stopped the car to watch him, wondering how he was going to get over the fence. When he got up to the fencing, he looked at it, then walked back around the fence to the open area next to the road. Even though it was a low wire, I guess he didn't want to step over it.
I've never seen cattle in the campground, only that one bull going across the dry lake bed down by the lake shortly after we got here. I've seen evidence of their presence, cow piles here and there, but not up close and personal like this.
I try not to ever forget my camera - you just never know what you're going to come across.
From me and Katie, have a great Monday, everyone! :)