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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Water Valley Ranch provides the perfect home for a fox. Providing plenty of food and shelter, the intelligent little fox thrives here.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Red Fox Fun Facts: A fox can jump very high and swim well There are three...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]At Water Valley Ranch and the surrounding areas, a beaver isn't a rare sight to see. The Encampment river provides an excellent habitat.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Beaver Fun Facts The beaver is the largest rodent in North America and the second largest...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Another animal that we have not seen here at Water Valley Ranch but is indeed in the area is the powerful, yet elegant, mountain lion. Again, this is an animal that is seen as dangerous, but we...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]This is an animal that we have never seen at Water Valley Ranch, but they are in the area. These animals are commonly thought of as dangerous, but they are actually very shy. When bears do come...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Every once in a while we get the very special opportunity to see moose here at Water Valley Ranch. As enormous as these animals are, we don't often see them, but when we do it is an...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Here at Water Valley Ranch we get the opportunity to witness the athletic Bighorn Sheep. We have even been successful spotting them while horseback riding up in the mountains! Bighorn sheep have great eyesight and often live rocky areas...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]During the winter at Water Valley Ranch we commonly see elk right outside our front door, however, since elk are migrators we have to travel to higher altitudes to spot them in the summer. Being the second...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]The bald eagle is always an impressive animal to witness. With a beautiful habitat for eagles here at Water Valley Ranch, we get the luxury of sharing our property with these symbolic birds.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Bald Eagle Fun Facts In the mid 20th...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]One of the most common animal species we see here at Water Valley Ranch are the stocky, big-eared mule deer. The best time to catch these guys is in the early morning and evening when they enjoy...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Here at Water Valley Ranch we get to share our space with a wealth of wildlife. We appreciate and respect the company of all the beasts and critters this area has to offer. Encampment wildlife includes mule deer,...