badger cubs photo
***Dedicated to the memory of Antelope Island's favorite daughter--Whisper.

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New:  Meandering Badger at Antelope Island State Park (9-13-2015)

Chipmunk, Rabbit and Squirrel (Rodentia)
Deer and Pronghorn Antelope
  • Bambi 2 - another fawn on Antelope Island hiding in the long grass
  • Bambi - fawn watching the photographer at Garr Ranch on Antelope Island
  • Whisper - sweet tame deer on Antelope Island enjoying the grass near the barn. She ran free.
  • Whisper 2 - a visitor was scared silly when he came around this wagon and saw Whisper there. It was so funny!
  • Whisper 3 - Whisper following me around the island while I shoot some photos
Fox  (Canidae)
  • Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) - taking home the bacon at Powder Mountain, Utah (skiing area)
  • Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) - taken in their back yard in Bloomington, Utah Dori and Pat Williams
Other Mammals
  • Badger (Taxidea taxus) - cubs peeking out of the den near Promontory Point, Utah
  • Meandering Badger - (Taxidea taxus) - badger wandering across the water at Antelope Island on 9-13-2015
  • Coyotes - (Canis latrans) - stopping by two coyotes on a smoggy midday
  • Coyote  (Canis latrans) - walking across the ice at Antelope Island on a sunny winter morning
  • Coyote - listening for varmints underneath the snow.
  • Short-tailed Weasel (Mustela erminea) - popped up out of a pipe on the trail I was following
  • Short-tailed Weasel (Mustela erminea)  - trying to cross our path at Jordanelle wetlands.
Bats (Chiroptera)
  • California myotis (Myotis californicus) - on the wall of a house in Bloomington, UT Dori Williams

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*** After many years of sharing spaces with the caretakers and volunteers at Garr Ranch on Antelope Island, Whisper was found badly injured one morning.
She had a broken leg and some coyotes were attacking her. She was saved by the volunteers who had just shown up to work. They took her down to the
springhouse and waited until the rangers came and could put her down. It was a sad day for everyone who knew the spunky little girl.  I talked to the volunteers
one day and they said she was a spoiled child but they missed her terribly.  They told me how one time there was a big old thunderstorm coming in from the
south and she came running in from somewhere on the island and hid in the barn until the storm was over and then she raced out again. They laughed when
the told the story.  Even after she was gone you would sometimes see one of her offspring just resting in the dark spaces of the barn.
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