I get fired up when I see a singular deer or moose, but literally thousands of pronghorn at once?!
It is typical for different species to herd up, especially during winter months. Pronghorn are no different, they love a good herd throughout that time. Herds are known to get quite large, with upwards of a thousand individuals together.
If I was a betting man, I would put some money down on this being the larger end of any pronghorn herd.
The video starts with a few running across the road. Pretty cool to begin with. Then they just seem to keep on coming.
That’s when you notice that there is literally a lineup of Ppronghorn waiting to cross the road. It looks like a crowd running to be the first inline for some show.
As the video pans over to the side of the road they’re coming from, you realize that there are far more than you ever would have anticipated. They just keep on coming. The pronghorn look like ants coming over the hill, there’s just so many it almost doesn’t seem like they could be an animal that big.
The front of the herd makes it to the fence line on the other side of the road and start jumping over. With this many pronghorn, at least one must mess up and get stuck on that fence… Nothing we haven’t seen before with fence-jumping animals.
The video pans more to that size and you can notice a beat down trail in the snow, they must have traveled there before. As it continues to pan you see even more on that side of the road. This is an insane amount of one species in one spot, for anywhere. It’s almost unbelievable, a person might think they were farmed there is so many together.
The trail of pronghorn seems to go on for miles… And they just keep coming over that hill.
According to the woman filming, this massive herd was spotted outside of Cody, Wyoming, on New Year’s Day of this year.
“Driving home from Cody, Wyoming with my boyfriend, came across this great migration on News Year’s Day, January 1, 2022.
The exact location is State HWY 230 south of Encampment, WY near the Colorado border. At least 20,000 antelope crossing the state highway.”