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He was raised on a livestock farm in Ohio which raised hogs, cattle, and sheep plus they had horses, goats, dogs, cats, rabbits and chickens. There were pheasants, pigeons, crows, muskrats, possums and skunks. He was an animal husbandry major in college and was a member of the livestock judging team. He was always intrigued by the people he met. He could start a conversation with a total stranger, was a successful salesman and executive in the business world, but his biggest frustration in life was not being able to communicate with animals.

He could tell by the body language how the animals felt. Were they sick, were they scared, did they want attention, was it time to go to the bathroom, was it mating season, were they lost, and were they tired, or were they just bored. He was good at reading their body language, but he always had a question that he wanted to ask to either…

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  • Born on July 7
  • Joined May 30, 2008

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About

He was raised on a livestock farm in Ohio which raised hogs, cattle, and sheep plus they had horses, goats, dogs, cats, rabbits and chickens. There were pheasants, pigeons, crows, muskrats, possums and skunks. He was an animal husbandry major in college and was a member of the livestock judging team. He was always intrigued by the people he met. He could start a conversation with a total stranger, was a successful salesman and executive in the business world, but his biggest frustration in life was not being able to communicate with animals.

He could tell by the body language how the animals felt. Were they sick, were they scared, did they want attention, was it time to go to the bathroom, was it mating season, were they lost, and were they tired, or were they just bored. He was good at reading their body language, but he always had a question that he wanted to ask to either re-assure himself of his intuition or to take the body signal to another level.

Their sounds also told a story. Who were they barking at, were they calling a friend, were they trying to scare another animal or a person, were they enjoying a moment that they wanted to share, in the spring it may have been mating season, or were they just telling another animal that danger was near. Just like humans, some of their sounds were the result of pain and other times pleasure. There were times when he thought there should be a sound, and he always wondered why not.

This trait explains why Clint Teegardin can spot the wildlife before anyone else, why he gets those poses with his camera that others describe as that special “eye”. He has been doing this for years but only shared these moments with his family and close friends. In December of 2007, within a period of less than 24 hours, he had one of the greatest moments of his photographic life. A huge bull elk, moose, coyotes, bison, big horn sheep, herds of elk and buffalo, and finally an experience people have been waiting a lifetime for, up-close and personal with a wolf. Not just any wolf, but #302, Casanova, Don Juan, the male lover of the Lamar Valley.

Starting in 2008, Clint is now sharing his photographic moments with all of us.

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