Why did the Grouse cross the road?

Ruffed Grouse Fledgling

Ruffed Grouse Fledgling

This is northern Minnesota’s version of the Roadrunner!

Ruffed Grouse running

Ruffed Grouse running

I took these photos in July…

Grouse Roadrunner

Grouse Roadrunner

The mama Ruffed Grouse had 9 little ones that she was trying to get safely across the road. It was hilarious watching the little Grouse take off running. They can fly too – short distances – I scared up a couple more that flew into the bushes when I thought they had all crossed over.

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