Fun Friday: To Catch A Thief

I’ve got a booth at the “Fall Harvest Art & Craft Show” in Lee’s Summit, MO today, so decided to pull up an old Fun Friday post for today. This post was published a few years ago, when I returned home from a winter wonderland in Yellowstone NP in winter.

Time for another “Fun Friday” post … one of those “just for fun” images/stories! Today’s post includes an image of an unlikely “thief”, caught in action, in Yellowstone NP. On my last day in the interior of the park, we boarded a snowcoach for the 4+ hour ride from the Old Faithful area to Mammoth Hot Springs. During our travel, the snowcoach stopped at the Mud Pot area for a short break and walk around the mud pots, but you will see that there was also action in the parking lot!


Raven invading snowmobile pouch


No sooner than we had stopped, a small band of 5-6 Ravens flew in and began foraging over the parked snowmobiles there. As you can see, these guys were good! This raven shows his skill at unzipping a luggage pack on the back of one of the snowmobiles. Fortunately for the rider of this vehicle, there was no lunch packed! I might add that this bird knew exactly what he was doing and took no time at all to get inside the pack! And while this guy attacked this pack, the other ravens were equally busy invading other snowmobile packs … smart birds!

Photo Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 28mm-135mm, f/3.5-f/5.6 IS lens, at 135mm
  • Handheld, no tripod
  • ISO 200
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/640 sec.



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