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Bison Gores Man In Yellowstone Park, Throws Him 10 Feet In Air
CBS Seattle/AP ^ | June 26, 2012

Posted on 06/26/2012 12:07:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (CBS Seattle/AP) — Officials in Yellowstone National Park say a Massachusetts man was gored by a bull bison that threw him 10 feet in the air and then pinned him to the ground.

The man, who is in his mid-50s, suffered a broken collarbone, shoulder blade, several ribs and a groin injury in Saturday’s encounter near the Norris campground.

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1 posted on 06/26/2012 12:07:30 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That hada hurt.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 12:10:59 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Al Gore’s Fault!


3 posted on 06/26/2012 12:11:09 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Free ThinkerNY
wasn't this a plot line on Everybody Loves Raymond?
4 posted on 06/26/2012 12:13:33 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The dope should have moved away. Probably appeared to be confronting the critter. You don’t mess with bison.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 12:13:58 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If you are close enough to smell them get back.
7 posted on 06/26/2012 12:15:18 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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the real Fast and Furious


8 posted on 06/26/2012 12:16:52 PM PDT by llevrok (2012 : Elect Adults)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee, a moron I used to work with is on vacation with his family at Yellowstone. Could it be?


9 posted on 06/26/2012 12:17:08 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Considering what a bull bison CAN do, this fellow came out doing pretty well in this encounter. The bison was just being merciful.

A charged up bull bison can just about back down a grizzly bear. Not an easily domesticated creature. The closest thing there is to a rhinoceros on the North American continent.

The closest approach ANY human being should make is from a quarter mile away, with a high-powered rifle and going for a heart shot. And to think the Dakota Indians once hunted them on foot.

With spears and with bow and arrow.

Mostly they just got them to stampede off a cliff, and skinned and dressed out the kill at the bottom.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 12:18:10 PM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

11 posted on 06/26/2012 12:20:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He can take consolation in the fact that he’s probably had his worst. day. ever.


12 posted on 06/26/2012 12:22:28 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cowboy up. Yee-haw!


13 posted on 06/26/2012 12:24:50 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Park officials say the man was not taunting the animal, but let the bull approach within a few feet of where he was sitting and refused to move away.”

Way to show that bison who’s boss.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 12:28:43 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (FUBO .... Since 2008)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We went to see the large herd when we were in South Dakota back in the 1990’s and ended up leaving earlier than we wanted to.There were 2 guys trying to get up really close to then and wanted photos of them running.We decided that we did not want to be so close if they stampeded.I know by the body language that the makes were not happy about what we being done to them.Some people are idiots when it comes to animals.


15 posted on 06/26/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Darwin candidate....he’s lucky he survived....maybe


16 posted on 06/26/2012 12:29:07 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Gamecock; F15Eagle

He might have a good case.

Jackie Chiles: “Suzie. Call Dr. Bison. Set up an appointment for Mr. Kramer here. Tell him it’s from me.”


17 posted on 06/26/2012 12:29:54 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Free ThinkerNY

overheard before the attack: “Honey, hold my beer and watch this.”


18 posted on 06/26/2012 12:29:57 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesnÂ’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>> The man, who is in his mid-50s, suffered a broken collarbone

dime-a-dozen.

>> shoulder blade

yawn.

>> several ribs

You got plenty of ribs. Big deal.

>> and a groin injury

oh-KAY. The ol’ unspecified GROIN injury. NOW we’re getting to the “point”! That’s prolly why they call it “gore”.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 12:31:44 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another victim of “The Bambi Syndrome.”


20 posted on 06/26/2012 12:33:43 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Free Vulcan

>> Cowboy up. Yee-haw!

I understand that you can herd bison anywhere they want to go.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 12:33:50 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Like a good neighbor State Farm is there.
In the office.
Like a good neighbor State Farm is there.
We’re good.


22 posted on 06/26/2012 12:35:43 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Free ThinkerNY
One of my most distinct memories as a child was a trip my family took, driving across the country in the late 70's. One of the places we went on the way to Yellowstone was the Custer State Park which had a herd of bison.

Before hitting the main herd we started seeing the old solitary bulls hanging out on the fringe of the herd. A guy in a truck in front of us pulled over to take a picture of a bull that was standing by the side of the road. He had one of those 115 Kodak instamatics so, of course, he got out of his truck to get a good picture. My father pulled over and announced to the kids in the back seat "Pay attention kids. You are about to see a man get killed." Mom yelled at Dad for that comment, the bull turned, and as soon as the shutter clicked, charged the man who ran back to his truck. He made it by diving through the open window of the truck. The bull hit the door of that truck without slowing down, putting a huge dent in the door, then trotted away like nothing had happened. It was pretty awesome to see.

23 posted on 06/26/2012 12:36:40 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Another victim of “The Bambi Syndrome.”

Yep.

Even relatively tame bison are ornery critters.

The wild ones can be downright dangerous.

24 posted on 06/26/2012 12:37:09 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Do not pet the bison...


25 posted on 06/26/2012 12:39:47 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We camped at Yellowstone Park in 1964 when I was 12 and a ranger told us about a couple who tried to put their toddler on the back of a grizzly bear for a photo. The bear wasn’t into it, but nobody was harmed.


26 posted on 06/26/2012 12:39:58 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
a few years ago, a friend in Colorado who raises Buffalo took me for a tour in his pickup truck right out into the middle of the herd. They looked so tame and docile I asked him if I could get out of the truck for better camera shots. He said , hell no, you crazy, those mothers with calves will attack you. I stayed in the truck.
27 posted on 06/26/2012 12:44:27 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This guy *has* to be related to a woman in Galveston who got bit by two monkeys at Moody Gardens. In his case he did not back off when the buffalo approached him. In her case she grabbed a monkey (it was in a cage-less environment) and the monkey bit her in self-defense and another monkey bit her trying to help the first monkey.

(That story is here: http://galvestondailynews.com/story/323286).

(It's called WILDlife for a reason. That first syllable *means* something.)

28 posted on 06/26/2012 12:48:18 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unless 10’ is a new world’s record, why is this even news?


29 posted on 06/26/2012 12:48:24 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Buddy: "Uh, Bill, got a bison walkin' this way."

BtD (consulting pamphlet): "Well, sit right there. Don't let him know you're afraid."

Buddy: "He's still coming, and his eyes are really red..."

BtD: "Sez here, 'Don't show fear. Make yourself look big and look him right in the eye.'"

Buddy: "Uh, Bill, he's startin' to breathe hard and I don't like the look he's giving me."

BtD: "Book sez yer supposed ta bare yer teeth and hiss at him."

Buddy: "HE'S CHARGING!"

BtD (flipping pages): "Oh, wrong animal. Sorry."

30 posted on 06/26/2012 12:49:27 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: goodnesswins
Darwin candidate....he’s lucky he survived....maybe

Depending on the definition of "groin injury" he might still be in the running for a Darwin Award. Dying isn't the only way to be taken out of the gene pool.

31 posted on 06/26/2012 12:49:44 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL! I just found this Dyson the Bison video for my kid recently!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjgH3oLWsxY


32 posted on 06/26/2012 12:51:13 PM PDT by lado
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That buff was just messing around!


33 posted on 06/26/2012 12:53:14 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Park only gives you about a thousand warnings to observe bison only from your car. I don’t know why people think these warnings don’t really mean anything. Stupid is as stupid does.


34 posted on 06/26/2012 12:55:23 PM PDT by mtg
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To: chris_bdba
"That alligator is asleep, I'll just slip up and pat him on the head, he can't outrun me"!

The rule about big gators is that stupid gators never get big!

35 posted on 06/26/2012 12:57:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Those animals have no reverse gear. They are afraid of very little. At Fort Riley on year we even had them bash in the side of a Deuce-and-Half.


36 posted on 06/26/2012 1:05:09 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: USNBandit
My father pulled over and announced to the kids in the back seat "Pay attention kids. You are about to see a man get killed."

that line tells me that I'd like to be sitting at the table after a big dinner and listen to your Father tell stories.

37 posted on 06/26/2012 1:10:12 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When bison attack videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwBWAjHLFEo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNvTHOrTf_Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDy4C_9psI0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo33YUVMP2k&feature=related


38 posted on 06/26/2012 1:18:45 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Park officials say the man was not taunting the animal, but let the bull approach within a few feet of where he was sitting and refused to move away.”

Nature has a way of weeding out stupid people.

39 posted on 06/26/2012 1:23:24 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We call the tourons - a cross between tourists and morons. Just about every year bison play soccer with one or two of the idiots who ignore the warnings.


40 posted on 06/26/2012 1:23:40 PM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I wonder how much a fully mature male Bison weighs?
Fifteen-hundred, two thousands pounds maybe?
That guy was lucky.
41 posted on 06/26/2012 1:27:33 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The wife and I spent a week at Yellowstone back in Sept. ‘98. It was an awesome place, and they constantly warned people to stay away from the bison. There were even video’s of people who ventured too close and were chased down by these huge creatures (some video’s were pretty funny). If the bison approach and their tail is spinning like a top, they are agitated and it’s time to slowly back away, don’t turn and run, maintain eye contact and back away.


42 posted on 06/26/2012 1:34:32 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Ever notice that when a beggar gets a donation, they immediately put their hand out for more.)
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To: tx_eggman
Nature has a way of weeding out stupid people.

But these days most of the ones who survive have lawyers and generous juries.

43 posted on 06/26/2012 1:37:18 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: llevrok

Don’t Bison me, Bro!


44 posted on 06/26/2012 1:43:00 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: USNBandit

So, you’d say the bison made quite an impression.....?


45 posted on 06/26/2012 1:45:35 PM PDT by G Larry (There's no hope of a safe landing when you hire a suicidal pilot!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The bison saw the Massachusetts plate and said to his buddy “Time to teach another lib a lesson”.


46 posted on 06/26/2012 1:53:40 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But other than that, how was your vacation?


47 posted on 06/26/2012 1:54:15 PM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ten feet is actually a pretty long throw for ANY University of Colorado quarterback.


48 posted on 06/26/2012 1:56:02 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Saw some bison at close range in Yellowstone last year. They are not friendly and appear to have no interest in making friends with people. A couple of them decided to walk on the boardwalk we were on, and the ranger who happened to be at hand was quite emphatic about not "trying to get that great closeup photo shot." They really are intimidating animals.
49 posted on 06/26/2012 2:06:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was his name Bill Cody???


50 posted on 06/26/2012 2:25:52 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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