One of the cool things about Wyoming is that you never know what you might see or experience when you are out and about. In the mountains it may be a narrow escape from a moose collision or a spotting a young grizzly crossing meadow. Recently on a trip to a spot where my son and I like to gather pay dirt for gold mining, we encountered this Pronghorn. It apparently owns this particular two track and was in no hurry to leave. This is really quite unusual since most of the time they are very reluctant to let anything get close to them. When it finally ran away it did so at break neck speed. If you have never seen one of these puppies run you would be amazed. They are the second fastest land animal and have been clocked at 70 mph. My son and I have chased them in a pickup truck and 50 mph is a piece of cake for these guys. They shift into a higher gear and then just pull away still accelerating.
If you ever have a chance to visit Wyoming you should watch out for the Pronghorns. They are survivors and the last of their family type. They also outnumber people in Wyoming.
This article was written by timchilcott