Saturday, May 31, 2008

See It Sunday--Animal

Bison

Bison seen last year in Yellowstone.


Too close for comfort

OK, this is a lousy picture but he was so close to my car he could have left nose prints on the window. I was too busy trying to figure out if rental car insurance covers bison damage to get a better shot.

3 comments:

Cherie said...

Wow, I've seen buffalo at Yellowstone, and I'm not sure I'd want one that close to me car! I'm not sure I'd think to get the camera out if one did. Good shot!

Andrée said...

Was it in Omnivore's Dilemma that I learned that bison evolved in direct response to human hunting from the first Americans? They used to have long long horns but after being hunted, they developed these short horns so that they could gather in tight groups to protect each other from hunters. They are just so huge and beautiful. (I won't tell you what my daughter tried for the first time this past week. I did not try it.)

Jud said...

When I lived in Oklahoma on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge I got to see lots of these wooly beasts.

Very interesting critters.