Canada in 2013 Wildlife
All pictures, unless otherwise noted, are copyright 2013 by
John A. and Elizabeth B. Lucas. All rights reserved.
Introduction Vancouver/Victoria Kamloops/Banff/Lake Louise/Jasper Toronto/Niagara Falls Montreal Quebec/Baie
St. Paul Halifax Wildlife Second Thoughts Technical Details
Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus,
Bighorn Sheep, Ovis canadensis
, Male and female/young
Black Bear, Ursus americanus,
Elk, Cervus canadensis, males, females
This is the start of what the locals call "an elk jam," where an
animal is sighted and a car stops, then another, then a tour bus
or two until the highway is blocked. (And then the idiots start
to get out of their cars to try and get closer!) Bear jams and
eagle jams are also common.
The elk with the collar is a troublemaker, either causing an
incident with humans or an habitual intruder.
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel, Callospermophilus
Harlequin Duck, Histrionicus histrionicus
Mountain Goat, Oreamnos americanus
Mule Deer, Odocoileus hemionus