The tour began at 10:00 AM. The skies were a bit overcast, and a cool breeze was blowing fairly constantly. The ranger giving the tour loaded us in a trailer outfitted with benches and pulled us to a pasture off the main park road.
|Our transportation to the pasture where the longhorns and bison were located.|
|Donna feeding and petting T-Bone. She wanted to take him home, but I didn't think he'd fit in the car.|
|I like this picture because the horns are so symmetrically developed.|
|T-Bone showing the classic markings of a longhorn. He proved to be very gentle, and he loved being fed by hand.|
|Longhorns have different coloring, unlike other breeds such as Black Angus or Charolais that are more uniform in appearance. Notice how the horns can develop differently as well, especially on the one almost in the center of this picture.|
|The bison were on the other side of the fence from the longhorns. The smaller bison (right center) is about a year old.|
|Bison are curious creatures. This one was keeping tabs on me.|
|Profile of a bison.|
The tour lasted about an hour. Following the tour, Donna and I took a short hike in the park.