Awesome Animals

The crazy critters of Custer State Park.

This photo comes courtesy of another park employee, Stella. It's funny how the buffalo can go from majestic & a little scary to completely stupid-looking in a matter of seconds.

This photo comes courtesy of another park employee, Stella. It’s funny how the buffalo can go from majestic & a little scary to completely stupid-looking in a matter of seconds.


I mean...seriously.

I mean…seriously.


Just casually having breakfast.

Just casually having breakfast.


Everything is a scratching post. Everything.

Everything is a scratching post. Everything.


Two calves practicing their sparring skills.

Two calves practicing their sparring skills.


Sometimes you just have to wonder what they're communicating to each other.

Sometimes you just have to wonder what they’re communicating to each other.


The Funny Faces of Buffalo: Installment #2

The Funny Faces of Buffalo: Installment #2


The Funny Faces of Buffalo: Installment #1

The Funny Faces of Buffalo: Installment #1


Thissssss little guy greeted me on the way to work the other day.

Thissssss little guy greeted me on the way to work the other day.

These guys seem to love creating a traffic jam on the main highway.

These guys seem to love creating a traffic jam on the main highway.


So many buffalo!

So many buffalo!

Stoic.

Stoic.


Baby antelopt calves dealing with their awkward limbs.

Baby antelopt calves dealing with their awkward limbs.


Bye bye blackbird

Bye bye blackbird


I'm pretty proud of this adorable picture - it went a little viral online. And I mean, who doesn't need a hug on a Monday?

I’m pretty proud of this adorable picture – it went a little viral online. And I mean, who doesn’t need a hug on a Monday?


Just blocking traffic. No big deal.

Just blocking traffic. No big deal.


"They use WHAT to make dog food?!"

“They use WHAT do make dog food?!”


This is what happens when you stick your camera blindly out the window to get a shot of the herd.

This is what happens when you stick your camera blindly out the window to get a shot of the herd.


Hereeeee birdy birdy. This one had a really pretty song.

Hereeeee birdy birdy. This one had a really pretty song.


Baby animals - they're all so cute.

Baby animals – they’re all so cute.


Honk. I dare you.

Honk. I dare you.


Dinner time!

Dinner time!


Not only do I have to look out for buffalo on the roads, but now cows are causing problems as well. Moo.

Not only do I have to look out for buffalo on the roads, but now cows are causing problems as well. Moo.

Poofball.

Poofball.


FOOD!

FOOD!

"Hahaha you can't hunt me because I live in a state park."

“Hahaha you can’t hunt me because I live in a state park.”

The daily bath.

The daily bath.

Curiousity almost never got the best of a buffalo.

Curiousity almost never got the best of a buffalo.

Oh, how horrible it would be to have an itch and no fingers to scratch it with.

Oh, how horrible it would be to have an itch and no fingers to scratch it with.

Bonding

Bonding

A cute calf getting a bite.

A cute calf getting a bite.


Just hanging out.

Just hanging out.

These guys were running and jumping around like they had fleas before they all decided to charge my car. It was really weird.

These guys were running and jumping around like they had fleas before they all decided to charge my car. It was really weird.


A buffalo calf.

A buffalo calf.

Lunch.

Lunch.


Tweet tweet! It's a Western Tanager.

Tweet tweet! It’s a Western Tanager.


We're not supposed to, but we totally feed the chipmonks sometimes.

We’re not supposed to, but we totally feed the chipmonks sometimes.


This was the only brave turtle who didn't dive into Center Lake with his 12 buddies when I came upon them unexpectedly.

This was the only brave turtle who didn’t dive into Center Lake with his 12 buddies when I came upon them unexpectedly.


Dah buffalo.

Dah buffalo.


Mountain goats doing their thing at Mount Rushmore

Mountain goats doing their thing at Mount Rushmore

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