Wildlife Crossing In Grand Teton National Park

“Pay Attention:  Wildlife On Road!” 

 This sign greets all visitors to Grand Teton National Park, but let me be the first to tell you it is absolutely true!  You never know when you will have something or a herd of “somethings” dash in front of your car… and let’s just say some of the animals in this park will take on a truck and win!

Let’s just take a quick look at a few of the animals I have had cross my path since arriving her in May!

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A relatively large elk…

Now this buckaroo, decided to mosey across the road right in front of our car.   We were lucky we saw it in time because he would have caused a lot of damage!

 

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A Bison…

This guy really doesn’t seem to care who is on the road…but I recommend staying far away from him as they can run up to 30 mph without warning!  In this case, I guess he decided that the grass was greener on the other side of the road!

 

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A Moose….

As we came around the bend in the road, she was right in sight.  Luckily she was just beginning the cross and quickly headed into the brush so other cars wouldn’t be surprised by her!

 

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A Grizzly Bear….

This guy is definitely the king of our forest.  So when he crosses your path, you definitely want to stop!

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A Car Jam!

I’d say the most dangerous road hazard in Grand Teton National Park can be the other drivers, so pull to the side of the road if to stay clear of other Park visitors if you do see something of interest!  Most speedlimits within the park are 45 mph, that’s to help avoid an encounter with an animal.  We know there is a lot of open road, but the wildlife is abundant as well, and staying safe is everyone’s top priority!   Keep your eyes open because you never know when a bear, moose, elk or bison jam is going to sneak up on you!  

 

From Melissa’s Corner!

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5 Replies to “Wildlife Crossing In Grand Teton National Park”

  1. I have never seen a Bear in the Tetons or Yellowstone though I have been there many times. I have actually seen more mooose in Colorado and two black bears in Colorado. It is about timing as much as being there I suppose.

  2. I can appreciate this. We lived in Pinedale for ten years, and now live “over the hill” in Lander, WY. Our home in Pinedale was part of a regular circuit for deer and moose. It was not uncommon to have three moose in the yard (they enjoyed the irrigation ditch), or have to call and tell somebody you’d be late for an appt. because a moose was standing by your vehicle. Just got back from a gorgeous drive by Red Canyon on the way to connect with friends in Farson. We are truly blessed to live in this beautiful country.

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