There is alot more snow in the Lamar Valley this winter than last. All this snow makes it more difficult for the animals to more around, and some like wolves, bison and coyotes learn using the road makes traveling easier when they want to move along the valley.
This coyote was headed up a hillside near the road, and broke through the icy crust on the snow.
This coyote headed toward the road. I saw it in my side view mirror, so I stopped the car and waited.
This mule deer had been killed either by a mountain lion or wolves. When I saw it magpies, ravens and this coyote were scavenging the remains. Wolf kills end up feeding lots of other animals.