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[[underline]] 6. Journal. [[/underline]] [[underline]] March 19. [[underline]] Woke up at Hanna, west of Laramie. Clear & cold. Snow much blown but apparently 8 or 10 inches deep. covers the sage brush in places, all blown off from smooth ground, drifted over fences & rocks. Otoeoris abundant & happy. Cottontail tracks numerous [[underline]] Rawlins [[/underline]] - 7:30 While at breakfast some herds of sheep were passed & many dead sheep seen along fences. Some had been partly eaten. Saw lots of coyote tracks & two coyotes standing 20 rods from R.R. They looked big & fluffy & well fed. One trotted over & began eating a dead sheep. Cotton tails seem happy, sitting on sunny slope in the snow nibbling bushes. They are fluffed up in furry balls. Saw one [[underline]] Lepus Campestris [[/underline]] sitting by a sagebush - looked like a snowball. Saw another running & a good many tracks. Prairie dog mounds are all filled with snow.
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