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Bergey was pretty much the highlight of this trip. This is (I believe) a ptarmigan. When we got to our camping spot I let Bergey out and she was off into the brush chasing interesting smells. After I hadn't seen her in a while out of the blue a pair of ptarmigans (this one and another) came squawking and flying low in my direction with Bergey in tow barking away excitedly. She'd scared them up and they flew right next to me about chest level. The birds and the dog were going about the same speed adding to the entertainment value. This went on for another hundred yards or so before the birds peeled off to the right and then came back to the spot they'd been chased from. It cracked me up. Lucky for them Bergey didn't come back she was off to other things.