I had a fabulous morning of wildlife photography at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge today. If you live anywhere in the Denver/Boulder area and are even remotely interested in nature, wildlife, and/or photography, I absolutely INSIST that you go there. It is an AMAZING place.

Mama Prairie Dog and her Prairie Pup

Mama Prairie Dog and her Prairie Pup

Trio of Prairie Pups

Trio of Prairie Pups

American Bison Bull

American Bison Bull

As squeamish as I am about animal predation, I was fascinated to witness a coyote stalk, catch, and begin to consume what looked like a large prairie rattlesnake.

Other wildlife sightings included bunnies…

Mule deer…

More bison including a mama with her calf…

More coyotes…

And lots of other stuff, photos of which you can see HERE.

A few words about the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge:

The Rocky Mountain Arsenal was a U.S. chemical weapons manufacturing center for many, many years. All sorts of really super nasty chemical weapons were produced there. In the early 80s, a massive environmental cleanup began and in 1992, the area was designated as a national wildlife refuge. The cleanup was completed in 2010. The 15,000 acre wildlife refuge is now home to approximately 330 wildlife species.

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