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Lorna

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Wind Cave N. P., SD
« on: May 18, 2005, 11:08:45 PM »
Ned and I have just spent a couple nights in Hot Springs, SD and went to Wind Cave NP today and while driving thru the park came upon five bison wanting to cross the highway in front of us.  They didn't mind us stopping and waiting for them but were very unhappy when a very noisy dump truck came up behind us.  We were also a little concerned that the truck wasn't going to stop in time or that the bison were going to charge us.  They were really up close and personal. This picture was taken thru the windshield.  My cousin has a place just north of the park and while visiting there we saw lots of deer at their place and on the way back to the coach.  George Foster eat your heart out!!!! :) :)
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Re: Wind Cave N. P., SD
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2005, 11:45:44 PM »
Oh my, Lorna, that was up close and personal  :)
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Re: Wind Cave N. P., SD
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2005, 09:04:16 AM »
We had a similar experience when we visited Wind cave back in 1999.  We stopped on a back road near a small muddy stream, just to view the vastness of the horizons.  There was a tiny black dot far out on the plain but field glasses showed it was moving towards us. Soon we could tell it was a lone bison.  Then I noticed a "wallow" adjacent to the  little stream. Sure enough, the bison trotted right up to us, only a few yards away and then flopped into the wallow to roll around.  A couple tons of bison on its back, waving its feet in the air, was a hilarious sight!  He completely ignored us and just walked away when he was done.
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Re: Wind Cave N. P., SD
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2005, 12:33:57 PM »
Aren't you glad the bison didn't decide to use your car as a rubbing post?  ;D
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2005, 12:51:04 PM »
When I was much younger I did witness a bull moose tip a Volkswagen bus on its side with no visible effort.  When ever I have seen Buffalo on the road like those posted it brings back memories of that Moose.  I'm sure it would be easier for the buffalo to do the same thing if he took a notion to. ;D
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Lorna

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Re: Wind Cave N. P., SD
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2005, 07:58:55 PM »
Gee Gary it looks like the same one but then they all look alike :) :) :)
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Re: Wind Cave N. P., SD
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2005, 08:58:22 AM »
Gee Gary it looks like the same one but then they all look alike :) :) :)

Ain't that the truth!  But now I suppose the Bison Anti-defamation League will get after us for saying so...
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Re: Wind Cave N. P., SD
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2005, 01:01:43 PM »
Oh my, Lorna, that was up close and personal  :)

I feel compelled to share this picture of the duty buffalo stopping traffic in Yellowstone.
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Re: Wind Cave N. P., SD
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2005, 01:54:41 PM »
LOL Joel, I think I'd stop for that one too. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Wind Cave N. P., SD
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2005, 02:11:29 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2005, 02:12:55 PM »
Is that your pet bear Phil?
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2005, 02:14:15 PM »
Is that your pet bear Phil?

Nope.  Just a local resident of Yellowstone.  :)

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Re: Wind Cave N. P., SD
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2005, 03:51:19 PM »
I feel compelled to share this picture of the duty buffalo stopping traffic in Yellowstone.

Hope you gave him the right of way.  Thanks for sharing.

Looking forward to seeing you next week.
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Re: Wind Cave N. P., SD
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2005, 03:54:25 PM »
Good shot Phil.  Thanks for sharing.  Don't see that many bears there anymore since they try to move them further away from the public.
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