One thing about my family and I is we love wildlife. Moving to Billings 2 years ago has only increased those feelings.

Last Fall we had herds of deer and other animals roaming through the yard. I actually almost hit one in my pickup when I got off work one night. I also have seen turkeys walking down the sidewalk which was pretty cool.

Well we have new visitors this year and the kids and I are loving it.

I pulled in last night to see a pheasant run across my driveway and he brought friends. I have seen him multiple times but can never manage to get a picture because he is so quick.

His friends though? I was finally able to get a picture of his friend the duck last night as he was leaving to go back in a wooded area behind our house.

They are elusive little buggers which shows their survival skills. If I am struggling to take a picture then predators are missing out on the meal.

The thing about Montana is this is going to continue to happen and that is just fine with me...except for bears.

What is the strangest animal that has paid a visit to your home? 248-5665


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