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Is it buffalo or bison?

Either way, they are interesting creatures...

A bison grazing just ten feet in front of our motorhome! I opened the door early in the morning to take our puppy outside and discovered the giant black-and-brown beast between us and the shower hall...uh, quick right turn to go in the opposite direction, and calling to the family photographer, "come quickly and safely!"

A few minutes later, I chuckled as a woman, wrapped in her pink robe and hair in a towel turban, open the door to exit the showers, and was quite startled to find this obstacle in her way. The bison? Too busy munching grass to care who was around where.

The bison we've seen, scattered across our Wyoming paths, seem to not notice people, cars, buses, or roadways. We sat for nearly two hours in Hayden Valley in Yellowstone watching a herd of more than 300 beasts, gently grazing over the rolling meadows. I almost thought a few were slyly having fun with the traffic, crossing back and forth across the road and stopping delighted tourists many times.

I'm so glad I can enjoy these wooly animals...at a safe distance if possible...and admire their tenacity, strength and wild beauty.

Posted by Joyful Feet 19:45 Archived in USA Tagged bison yellowstone_national_park

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