WildLife of Waterton

Wildlife was more visible in Waterton than in the other parks we visited, possibly due to the fall rut!

One morning we met a ranger and 3 couples who had been watching 2 moose cows in a small lake.  The humans were spooked as they were only aware of one bull moose when a second bull came out of the woods behind the people.  We were warned to stay back and not to get between the cows and the bulls.

Moose cow in Akimina Lake

Moose cow

Bull moose watching the cow moose from the trees

While with Al and Sherry we observed black bears foraging in the brush for berries.  It was so fun to watch them scoop pawfuls of berries into their mouths, but hard to get good photos through the brush.

Black bear eating berries

Al & Doug searching for bear

Black bear

There is a large herd of elk in the park.  In the evening during the rut, the herd comes down out of the hills and trees into a field where the bulls sort the female elk into harems.   We watched the action from the roadside and listened to the bugle calls for an hour.

Elk herd

Male elk sorting females into his harem

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  1. Molly and Captain Chunk

    Whoa! I did not realize you were so close to the bears or the moose! Very cool and slightly scarey!

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