Watching over Tract #216 at Wild Horse Ranch, Laramie, Wyoming

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming WY #12296

Watching Over Tract #216 at Wild Horse Ranch

I've listed quite a few properties out at Wild Horse Ranch over the years.  This, however, has to be my all time favorite listing photo. 

It was August of this year, 2017, and it seemed when I went out to photograph this property that this fellow had appointed himself the guardian keeper of this antelope #216 WHR Live in Laramie Real Estate

My first hint was when we had a bit of a standoff on the road bordering the northwest end of the propety.  As I crept closer and closer in my large four door, Toyota Tundra, he stood his ground.  Finally, he submitted and bounded off a few yards to the south.  I was allowed to creep by while he stood vigilantly eyeing me as I passed.  Had I been without vehicle, I'm not so sure I would have been permitted to pass so easily.    He kept a wary eye on me the whole time I was out there.  If only all our properties could have such a guardian!

This post in not only a fond memory for me but also a submission to Dick Greenberg' Active Rain photography contest as a Main Listing Photo.

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Brenda Whitman, Broker/Co-owner                                                Office Phone: 307.460.3298

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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Standoffs are possibly going to happen but you handled it pretty well. Good blog post overall!

Oct 13, 2017 11:54 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love that photo! A guardian could be helpful.. 

Oct 14, 2017 03:20 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Oh my, what a lovely photo of Laramie and the Wild Horse Ranch!

Oct 14, 2017 05:48 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

What an awesome listing photo - and great story too!

Oct 14, 2017 04:18 PM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate

Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten!

Oct 15, 2017 07:26 PM
Rick Frissell
HomeXpress Realty - Valrico, FL
aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"

What a great picture to submit for the contest.  It also hits a nerve of envy for this "burb" agent.  We do see animals on our showings, but it is never by surprise.  The listings read "pet on premises."

Oct 15, 2017 04:14 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brenda, what a great shot, and would be a fun day to have this experience.  Great photo for this contest.

Oct 15, 2017 06:02 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Brenda,  Always see so many antelope driving up to Yellowstone each year.  Great picture.


Oct 15, 2017 08:59 AM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate

True, antelope are very common here!

Oct 15, 2017 07:24 PM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

That is a great photo.  Looks like he was just posing for the picture.

Oct 15, 2017 09:54 AM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate

It was unusual that he didn't run away - which is what they usually do...

Oct 15, 2017 07:25 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Brenda -- not just a great photo but a terrific behind-the-scenes story too.  

Oct 15, 2017 01:09 PM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Brenda - Great shot, and a reminder of why I love showing rural property out here - the wildlife always puts on a show. Thanks for your contest entry!

Oct 16, 2017 11:52 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Now that's a photo that you can't take in Florida.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 16, 2017 07:09 PM
Brenda J. Andrew RENE, PSA, MRP, SRS
Professional Realtor in N Houston & Corpus Christi

I think you have the winner here Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate .  This is a beautiful photo and you did a great job capturing it!  You are tough competition, congratulations and thanks for sharing this one!  Good luck!

Oct 17, 2017 05:03 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-739-3843

Brenda, I totally love this listing photo! So stunning, and yet simple--a real stand out (as well as the standoff that you experienced at first). Loved the story, too! 

Oct 22, 2017 08:43 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

What an amazing creature! I would be thrilled to see something like that. Your photographs are amazing and beautiful!!!

Oct 30, 2017 07:20 PM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate

Thank you, Patricia!  Antelope are quite common here, almost a blah kind of thing .... though this one was more majestic than most.

Oct 30, 2017 08:17 PM