A Minneopa Surprise

Mankato Bison Minneopa

Guess what we saw after a fruitless drive through the bison range at Minneopa!

Last week, when it was gloriously warm, we met a friend to see the bison at the nearby state park. We drove through the bison range but the hill to the mill was closed so we couldn’t hike down to where we thought we could see the bison from the road. So we parked along the highway outside the park and walked along the fence. We hiked along for about a half an hour and then suddenly!

 

Mankato Bison Minneopa

 

What was that? Are they going to be that close?

 

Mankato Bison Minneopa

 

They are!!! Here they were circled together and grazing.

 

Mankato Bison Minneopa

 

Wide shot of how close we could get. They definitely knew we were there.

 

Mankato Bison Minneopa

 

 

Last year’s baby, maybe? Look at its cute little horns!

 

Mankato Bison Minneopa

 

We were downwind so they walked towards us!! A little scary.

 

Mankato Bison Minneopa

 

More little horns!!

 

Mankato Bison Minneopa

 

We stayed for just a bit, they followed us for a while along the fence and gave up to graze and nap.