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Bwana
07-22-2010, 07:56 PM
An "Oh shit, oh dear!" video and story. ROFL

On a side note, that is a BISON, not a Buffalo, CNN.

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/article_2bcf60a0-95ce-11df-8074-001cc4c03286.html

Frazod
07-22-2010, 08:19 PM
Idiots.

And why would anybody want a closer look at those nasty stinking things? Anytime I go out West, it takes about five minutes to get my fill of them for the entire trip. If that.

CosmicPal
07-22-2010, 08:23 PM
Video shows object hitting attacking bison

Wrong! The video shows them hitting the bison with an object and then it attacks. That headline makes it like they were the victims and not the bison.

Can't really blame the bison for getting pissed and storming after them. They're lucky to be alive.

BigVE
07-22-2010, 08:24 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Bison


Bison, buffalo...same difference.

Dave Lane
07-22-2010, 08:24 PM
And then throwing something at it at that range. Morons.

kstater
07-22-2010, 08:26 PM
Here, hold my beer and watch this...

CosmicPal
07-22-2010, 08:32 PM
Here, hold my beer and watch this...

LMAO

I like how the guys stomps over there like he's a regular with bison in the wild. He acts as though his days of wrestling in high school prepared him for anything that might go wrong.

Bwana
07-22-2010, 08:33 PM
And then throwing something at it at that range. Morons.

Watch again and watch the horns on the Bison. The object in question, was already on its horns and when he raised up, he threw it on himself. That being said, the dumb **** are going to get a Darwin Award if they keep that up. Those things look slow, but they can close ground VERY quickly, a lot like a grizzly, or a moose.

Bwana
07-22-2010, 08:37 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Bison


Bison, buffalo...same difference.

Ummm......no.

http://mammals.suite101.com/article.cfm/the-bison-is-not-a-buffalo

CosmicPal
07-22-2010, 08:38 PM
Watch again and watch the horns on the Bison. The object in question, was already on its horns and when he raised up, he threw it on himself.

You're right. The first time I saw that, I thought the guy had thrown it at him, but it wasn't caught on camera.

Fritz88
07-22-2010, 08:39 PM
Good, proves that some Buffalos are still wild. I like Wild Buffalo's wings.

Bwana
07-22-2010, 08:43 PM
You're right. The first time I saw that, I thought the guy had thrown it at him, but it wasn't caught on camera.

Yeah, I didn't catch it the first time myself. EVERY year there is a few dumb shits that think they can walk right up to these things and most get away with it. They are orney pricks and will light you up under the right conditions.

ChiTown
07-22-2010, 08:43 PM
That's crazy. Who would've thunk that a fast, hoofed, large, horned, wild, untamed animal would be crazy to approach.

Demonpenz
07-22-2010, 08:46 PM
like your mom?

Bwana
07-22-2010, 08:48 PM
That's crazy. Who would've thunk that a fast, hoofed, large, horned, wild, untamed animal would be crazy to approach.

I'll tell you what Chi, I guess they (Ricky Ranger) gives you at least 10 "stay the fug away from the Bison" flyers when you enter the park these days. I guess some people can't read or think, "It could NEVER happen to me." These are the same people that think they can walk up to a grizzly and scratch his nuts.

Fish
07-22-2010, 08:49 PM
A bison can jump damn near 6 feet in the air. I'd never believe it if I hadn't seen it for myself. My uncles raise a couple bison every year for meat. They had to replace the fence with a much higher fence because the damn things jumped it like a gazelle. They live right next to the highway near McPherson, and one of the bison jumped the fence and ended up on the interstate. Bad deal.

They can be pretty aggressive when they're pissed....

CosmicPal
07-22-2010, 08:55 PM
A bison can jump damn near 6 feet in the air. I'd never believe it if I hadn't seen it for myself. My uncles raise a couple bison every year for meat. They had to replace the fence with a much higher fence because the damn things jumped it like a gazelle. They live right next to the highway near McPherson, and one of the bison jumped the fence and ended up on the interstate. Bad deal.

They can be pretty aggressive when they're pissed....

After reading the link Bwana posted, I'm not surprised. This is what was said about the bison in the link:
The Bison is More Like the Mountain Goat Than the Buffalo

In contrast to the buffalo, the bison is more like its cousins the mountain goat, muskox and bighorn sheep.

Read more at Suite101: The Bison is Not a Buffalo: Clearing up Confusion About the Biggest Land Animal in North America http://mammals.suite101.com/article.cfm/the-bison-is-not-a-buffalo#ixzz0uSyk86my

ChiTown
07-22-2010, 08:57 PM
I'll tell you what Chi, I guess they (Ricky Ranger) gives you at least 10 "stay the fug away from the Bison" flyers when you enter the park these days. I guess some people can't read or think, "It could NEVER happen to me." These are the same people that think they can walk up to a grizzly and scratch his nuts.

Those dumfugs should have been "Darwin'd"

Bwana
07-22-2010, 09:00 PM
Those dumfugs should have been "Darwin'd"

LMAO

She damn near was.

ChiTown
07-22-2010, 09:04 PM
LMAO

She damn near was.

Oh, if they are that fucking stupid, it's just a matter of time:reaper:

Bwana
07-22-2010, 09:10 PM
Oh, if they are that ****ing stupid, it's just a matter of time:reaper:

No doubt about that.

http://www.500cuts.com/dirt-nap/dirtnap_index.jpg

boogblaster
07-22-2010, 10:13 PM
stupidity can't to taught learned or healed

CosmicPal
07-22-2010, 10:16 PM
stupidity can't to taught learned or healed

You mean it can't BE taught, learned, or healed.

ForeverChiefs58
07-22-2010, 10:23 PM
She wanted to get closer to try and see where its wings were at because one of her favorite snacks are buffalo wings. She probably thought it would just fly away. :)

Buehler445
07-22-2010, 10:29 PM
A bison can jump damn near 6 feet in the air. I'd never believe it if I hadn't seen it for myself. My uncles raise a couple bison every year for meat. They had to replace the fence with a much higher fence because the damn things jumped it like a gazelle. They live right next to the highway near McPherson, and one of the bison jumped the fence and ended up on the interstate. Bad deal.

They can be pretty aggressive when they're pissed....

Yeah, they can. They are incredibly powerful animals. If they don't jump over fences, they might just decide to go through them. There is a rancher out here that produces several hundred head, and they have some mean ass reinforced fences. Mean shit.


As a side note, I hate me some buffalo. Wife and I went on a cruise for our honeymoon and one of our excursions was a bus tour of Catalina Island and we seriously had to stop for like a total of half an hour on the road, on the bus, so we could take pictures of buffalo for like 30 goddamned motherfucking minutes, all for dots on the horizon. :grr: Oh no, it doesn't end there. For our anniversary we head to Rushmore. We drive around and take in the country. Where we are stopped for ANOTHER 30 goddamned motherfucking minutes waiting for people stopped on the highway to look at buffalo. FFS, I've seen an assload of buffalo in my day. Seriously, they're not that cool.

FAX
07-22-2010, 11:22 PM
Since I have both family and friends that live in Cody, I've spent quite a bit of time in Yellowstone (Cody sits on the Eastern Entrance of the park). One spring we were on a day trip in the park when we spotted a small herd (approximately 8 or 10) of mooses grazing in an open, grassy area (not too far from the lake, as I recall). We watched them from the road for awhile, then I decided to get a better picture so I slowly worked my way closer to the herd by staying in the tree line, well hidden, and downwind. Meanwhile though, a family of about 6 or so Japanese people stopped their little blue car by the side of the road and the Japanese dad guy grabbed his camera and just took off walking straight through the real tall grass toward the herd. He had made it about 80 yards or so when the bull moose decided he was a problem. Over the course of the following few minutes, I learned many things about life and death in the wilderness.

First, I learned that a pissed-off, giant, bull moose can run fast as hell through tall grass (about waist high). In fact, it was absolutely incredible how quickly he closed the distance between him and the Japanese dad guy.

Second, I learned that, not only are they stupid as hell, but Japanese guys are scared to freaking death of charging, pissed-off, giant, bull mooses. (And for good reason, I might add.)

Third, I learned that stupid-ass, Japanese guys can't run worth a tinker's damn through tall grass. Forget about it.

Fourth, after falling on their faces, I learned that Japanese guys can crab walk on all fours pretty damn fast, all things considered. They can't outrace a pissed-off, super-fast, charging, giant, bull moose, but they can crab walk impressively fast all the same.

Fifth, I learned that charging, pissed-off, giant, bull mooses can actually take pity on slow-ass, stupid, Japanese dad guys and they will veer off at the last possible moment to avoid trampling stupid, Japanese dad guys who are trying to crab walk on all fours as fast as possible to get the hell away from a pissed-off, super-fast, charging, giant, bull moose.

Sixth, I learned that Japanese families can scream in ear-splitting, falsetto tones like frightened, panic-stricken babies and real damn loud, too. That applies to all Japanese people; the women, the children, and the men. In fact, the men can scream real damn loud in ear-splitting, falsetto tones like frightened, panic-stricken babies even while crab walking on all fours at top speed.

Seventh, I learned that once a Japanese guy has barely escaped a charging, pissed-off, super-fast, giant, bull moose attack, they will get in their car and drive away from the area real damn fast, too ... and leaving their camera somewhere in the tall grass if necessary.

It's amazing how much you can learn at Yellowstone. It's an educational experience that's second-to-none, really.

FAX

SLAG
07-22-2010, 11:28 PM
wikipedia had a bad ass picture

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Canis_lupus_pack_surrounding_Bison.jpg

BigMeatballDave
07-23-2010, 04:20 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Bison


Bison, buffalo...same difference.Dude. Not even close.

Lonewolf Ed
07-23-2010, 06:40 AM
I'll tell you what Chi, I guess they (Ricky Ranger) gives you at least 10 "stay the fug away from the Bison" flyers when you enter the park these days. I guess some people can't read or think, "It could NEVER happen to me." These are the same people that think they can walk up to a grizzly and scratch his nuts.

When I used to spend summers up in Montana near Big Timber, I always enjoyed reading the Billings Gazette for stories about dumbasses in Yellowstone and Glacier Park who thought they were in a giant petting zoo. It also seemed most of the people who got mauled, gored, stomped, etc. were from California. My favorite was a picture a guy took of a sow grizzly as she charged at him. He took the shot just before she bit into his shoulder and you could see the ridges on the roof of her mouth. He went up a trail that had been closed and had a sign on it stating that it was due to a dangerous grizzly in the area! She wandered into his campsite before dawn, eating a box of crackers and whatnot that he had lying around his sleeping bag.

He did survive the mauling, however. I hope he never had kids, because odds are with an imbecile like that for a father, the lack of any good sense would be passed on.

Lonewolf Ed
07-23-2010, 06:43 AM
Dude. Not even close.

I had no idea! I've had bufflao burgers and buffalo jerky before, but never any bison burgers or jerky. Aren't bison good to eat, too?

Bwana
07-23-2010, 07:53 AM
I had no idea! I've had bufflao burgers and buffalo jerky before, but never any bison burgers or jerky. Aren't bison good to eat, too?

yes

:thumb:

Sofa King
07-23-2010, 08:09 AM
well, bitch. stay away from wild animals in their territory then. Especially huge ones that could kill you in an instant if you fuck up.

Bwana
07-23-2010, 08:18 AM
Heh, it looks like a bunch of these nasty things paid Cooke City a visit this week. I will be up there in two weeks. It's very rare to see one directly in Cooke, much less 150 of them.

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_23e2ad3c-9611-11df-9255-001cc4c03286.html

Bwana
07-23-2010, 08:41 AM
Since I have both family and friends that live in Cody, I've spent quite a bit of time in Yellowstone (Cody sits on the Eastern Entrance of the park). One spring we were on a day trip in the park when we spotted a small herd (approximately 8 or 10) of mooses grazing in an open, grassy area (not too far from the lake, as I recall). We watched them from the road for awhile, then I decided to get a better picture so I slowly worked my way closer to the herd by staying in the tree line, well hidden, and downwind. Meanwhile though, a family of about 6 or so Japanese people stopped their little blue car by the side of the road and the Japanese dad guy grabbed his camera and just took off walking straight through the real tall grass toward the herd. He had made it about 80 yards or so when the bull moose decided he was a problem. Over the course of the following few minutes, I learned many things about life and death in the wilderness.

First, I learned that a pissed-off, giant, bull moose can run fast as hell through tall grass (about waist high). In fact, it was absolutely incredible how quickly he closed the distance between him and the Japanese dad guy.

Second, I learned that, not only are they stupid as hell, but Japanese guys are scared to freaking death of charging, pissed-off, giant, bull mooses. (And for good reason, I might add.)

Third, I learned that stupid-ass, Japanese guys can't run worth a tinker's damn through tall grass. Forget about it.

Fourth, after falling on their faces, I learned that Japanese guys can crab walk on all fours pretty damn fast, all things considered. They can't outrace a pissed-off, super-fast, charging, giant, bull moose, but they can crab walk impressively fast all the same.

Fifth, I learned that charging, pissed-off, giant, bull mooses can actually take pity on slow-ass, stupid, Japanese dad guys and they will veer off at the last possible moment to avoid trampling stupid, Japanese dad guys who are trying to crab walk on all fours as fast as possible to get the hell away from a pissed-off, super-fast, charging, giant, bull moose.

Sixth, I learned that Japanese families can scream in ear-splitting, falsetto tones like frightened, panic-stricken babies and real damn loud, too. That applies to all Japanese people; the women, the children, and the men. In fact, the men can scream real damn loud in ear-splitting, falsetto tones like frightened, panic-stricken babies even while crab walking on all fours at top speed.

Seventh, I learned that once a Japanese guy has barely escaped a charging, pissed-off, super-fast, giant, bull moose attack, they will get in their car and drive away from the area real damn fast, too ... and leaving their camera somewhere in the tall grass if necessary.

It's amazing how much you can learn at Yellowstone. It's an educational experience that's second-to-none, really.

FAX

Mr Fax, I agree 100% about moose. When I go way the hell back in the mountains to swing some fly line, I worry more about moose than I do about grizzly bears. Bears can be a problem if you're walking along a creek, or river in the brush and you run into one, but if they hear an ATV or a horse coming, they will take off 95% of the time. I saw one last weekend cutting the trail when I was riding my atv. It saw me it and busted up off the trail and over the top of the ridge. It didn't want anything to do with me.

Moose on the other hand, will sit there and look at you. It doesn't matter if you're on an atv, horse, or on foot, a lot of the time they don't give up any ground. I always try to give them a lot of room when I see them. Much like bison, or bears, most of the time they will leave you alone if you give them their space, but they can kill you quickly, if provoked and they feel threatened.

You don't want to be close to a mother moose with her calf, or a bull in rut. I have run into a mother and her calf in the past at about 35 yards, and she was not happy to see me. I came out of a clearing when elk hunting, and she was right there. She saw me, her ears folded back, she lowered her head and started pawing the ground. All three are signs that she's getting ready to charge. I SLOWLY backed up and got out of the area and she didn't charge. At that time, I had my .300 untra mag rifle and a .44 magnum with me, but I didn't want to have to shoot her.

As you stated, they look dumb and slow, but they can flat out move out when they want to, much like a bison, or a bear. They can and will close ground on a human very quickly and when they get there, it will get ugly fast, if they decide to bring it.