Always such a thrill to get to see North America’s most endangered mammal and this was on opportunity I almost missed.
I was about 30 miles south when I got the word from a friend that there was a black-footed ferret out at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge. Since my chosen photo spot for the day was turning out to be a dud, I high-tailed it north (adhering to all appropriate traffic laws of course – haha).
I arrived just in time to see the predator make a dash and stop briefly to size up a nearby prairie dog. The prairie dog was well aware it was being stalked but it lucked out on this day. The ferret apparently decided it was time for a nap instead, running over to burrow and disappearing.
I waited for another hour or so but it never emerged again. Unfortunately the action was a good ways away but I’ll take what I can get when it comes to these little guys.