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|July 21, 2005
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
I had stayed overnight in Dickinson, ND, because I couldn't get a room in Medora. So, this morning, I had to backtrack about 30 minutes to get to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It was well worth the time.
I began at the Theodore Roosevelt cabin at the entrance to the park. The sign below is actually from the rest stop at the Painted Canyon section.
|After the tour, I took the 36-mile loop in the southern part of the park. I met many of the "residents" along the way. The first I came across was this Prairie Dog and what looked like hundreds of his extended family with all their accompanying holes.|
|Below are a couple of buffaloes who were fighting. It appears that one male was questioning the dominance of another.|
|Finally, while I was walking along one of the paths, I came across the little critter below. Fortunately, I had read that there was only one variety of poisonous snake in the park and it is a rattler. This little fellow had no rattles, so I knew he was (at least mostly) harmless. I carefully avoided him anyway.|
|Here are some other shots from the park. It really is quite beautiful.|
|This photo was taken along the trail that I mentioned above. The park is quite diverse in its scenery.|
|I was surprised to see cactus. I figured it was too cold in the winter for it. There were several varieties.|
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