Sneaky Critters

They’re out there. You know they are. The critters are all around us, watching…they know we’re there, that’s for sure.


If we’re patient, we might find them.

There’s someone on this snowy Yellowstone hillside.   Do you see him?

camo coyote 1

No?  Well, not surprising.

How about now?

camo coyote 2

Yes? No?  Here, I’ll get a little closer.

camo coyote 3

Pretty sneaky, eh?

And what about the bushes?  We’re always walking through bushes, right?  When they’re missing their leaves you’re pretty sure that nothing’s hiding in there, I bet.

Snake 1

Don’t be so sure.

Snake 2

You see him, right?  He had a harder time hiding out in the open…but still.


The critters in the bushes aren’t always scary, of course.  See anybody here?

Birds in bushes 1

Birds. Many birds.  How many do you see?

Birds in bushes 2


Hidden crane 1 (1)

Did you see the crane?

Hidden crane 3

Of course there are critters in the trees, too.   See anyone here?

hidden owl 1

Here he is:

hidden owl 2

Yep, they’re sneaky, that’s for sure.

(Want to see more hidden critters?  Check out these earlier posts: Hidden in Plain Sight and Now You See Me)

About westerner54

Hello. I'm Cindy, and I love to hike, bike and explore the outdoors - particularly the western U.S.
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11 Responses to Sneaky Critters

  1. avian101 says:

    This post was fun Cindy! Thanks! 🙂

  2. Ellen says:

    Love it!! You’ve got a great eye — thanks for keeping us on our toes 🙂

  3. Jet Eliot says:

    On all the first shots I never saw the creature, and I consider my eyes pretty good at this because I’ve been spotting wildlife for a long, long time. And yet, I didn’t see any on the first try. I was grateful for the second, closer photo and the encouragement, and, as always, dazzled by your photography. That’s a Yellowstone wolf, yes? Love the thick long snake too. Always a treat, Cindy, thank you. 😀

    • westerner54 says:

      I kept most of these because I couldn’t remember why I took them – the birds in the bush were especially tricky. I couldn’t imagine why I took such a dumb photo! The first one is actually a coyote, although you can’t really tell from the photo. Thanks for spending the time looking!

  4. Ewian says:

    looks more like E.T.

  5. You have an eye for spotting critters.

  6. plaidcamper says:

    Sharp, sharp eyes!
    I’ve enjoyed exploring your blog this morning, very entertaining and informative, and the photographs are wonderful.

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