Two hours into the trip, I got very excited because on the distant prairie I spotted some dark shapes, tightly bunched together within the vast plains.
It could only mean one thing: Someone was mob-grazing cattle.
As I got closer, things began to look a little odd. I couldn't see fences containing the animals. Also, the dark shapes I'd assumed to be black angus cattle were taking on a strange shape as I got closer. Then it dawned on me. These weren't cattle at all. And they weren't penned in by electric fence. These were bison, naturally forming into a mob as protection from predators and slowly wandering across the prairie.
For someone whose interest in mob grazing is almost becoming an obsession, it was a marvellous moment!
Bison running alongside the highway fenceline in a naturally formed mob
Thank goodness for zoom lenses!