South-Central Manitoba: Ungulates Galore and More!   Leave a comment


Ungulate: A hoofed mammal, such as a horse, pig, deer, buffalo, or antelope, belonging to the former order Ungulata, now divided into several orders including Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla.

I just went for a trip to South-Central Manitoba and got the opportunity to see domestic ungulates, Sheep and Cattle, semi-domesticated ungulates, Bison, and to my amazing luck, wild ungulates, namely Moose!

Sheep herd near Swan Lake

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Foliage is changing colours

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Cattle near Roseisle

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Bison on the Swan Lake First Nation

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By chance I came across two moose south of Somerset. Moose are not at all common in the area and it is a rare chance to come across the big brutes.

They were grazing in a slough and then ran away to re-emerge onto the road. See video below.

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They bolted into full gallop and wow could they move! The pair appeared to be quite young.

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Swan Lake

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Bales and abandoned farmyard near Somerset

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Somerset hilltop cemetery

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Great Sky

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Giant wind turbines near Altamont

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Posted October 12, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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