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Bison Attacks California Tourist at Yellowstone National Park
KIFI ^ | July 22, 2009

Posted on 07/22/2009 5:51:48 PM PDT by george76

For the second time this year a tourist at Yellowstone National Park has been attacked by a bison.

a 55-year-old man from Norco, California, was taking pictures of a bull bison that was wandering in the Bridge Bay Campgrounds. The two were about 10 feet apart when the bison charged.

a bull bison can stand six feet tall, weigh up to 2,000 pounds and run up to 30 miles an hour. During the next several weeks they are more dangerous than usual because it's their mating season.

(Excerpt) Read more at localnews8.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: bison; buffalo; california; darwin; darwinaward; napl; tourist; yellowstone
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They do not say how far apart they were AFTER the buffalo charged.

/s

1 posted on 07/22/2009 5:51:48 PM PDT by george76
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To: jazusamo; girlangler

http://www.trib.com/articles/2009/06/18/news/wyoming/f43c8cd878544a2a872575d8007f2554.txt


2 posted on 07/22/2009 5:53:40 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Yep. If you get too close to the bulls they will charge...they’re real finicky about their personal space.


3 posted on 07/22/2009 5:54:14 PM PDT by Mogollon (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: george76

Probably just pissed over too many tourists asking to see their wings.


4 posted on 07/22/2009 5:55:08 PM PDT by newheart (Obama. We kind of underestimated the creepiness.)
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To: george76

Bison is delicious. Much better for you than beef too.


5 posted on 07/22/2009 5:56:11 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: george76

What I Did for Summer Vacation


6 posted on 07/22/2009 5:56:17 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: george76

Darwin alert. Anyone who gets 10 ft. from a wild animal deserves what they get


7 posted on 07/22/2009 5:56:52 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: george76

>> During the next several weeks they are more dangerous than usual because it’s their mating season.

Maybe the bison thought he was attractive.


8 posted on 07/22/2009 5:57:13 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: george76
Have a wash bison.


9 posted on 07/22/2009 5:58:39 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: george76

Went last year and it’s amazing what these people will do to get a picture. They think Yellowstone is a big petting zoo.


10 posted on 07/22/2009 5:59:24 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: george76

Well, at least he lived through it, as did the unfortunate tourist from Spain, I guess.

I’d bet they were wearing red. People laugh at this, but cattle and certain other large animals (such as horses) are color blind but obviously red registers in their brains as something very objectionable. I don’t know how color-blind people see things, but I imagine there must be some gradation in gray scales, and for animals, this must appear very threatening in some way.

Good tip: Never wear red, never turn your back on a large animal, and be ready to run at all times...


11 posted on 07/22/2009 6:00:40 PM PDT by livius
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To: SueRae

I`ve got bulls on my farm I wouldn`t get 10` from at times

Guy in town raises buffalo,he stays on a tractor going
out to check `em.


12 posted on 07/22/2009 6:03:18 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: george76

I’ve seen people do this, idiots.


13 posted on 07/22/2009 6:03:32 PM PDT by culpeper ( When traitors are called heroes, dark times have fallen - Roland Deschain)
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To: Dallas59

Well, looks like this bison wanted to pet him real good. So maybe Yellowstone is a big petting zoo. :-)


14 posted on 07/22/2009 6:04:04 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: george76

Idiot

I saw plenty of Bison at Yellowstone this year
They look calm and peaceful...

Right up to the time they charge you abruptly at 30 MPH


15 posted on 07/22/2009 6:04:56 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: george76

Why do I have the feeling that this was a case of “Tourist doing something Stupid”?


16 posted on 07/22/2009 6:06:15 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: george76

When I went there ages ago there were warnings all over that said not to go near them. They can move really fast and they’re deadly.


17 posted on 07/22/2009 6:06:49 PM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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To: george76

Hah! After the charge it sounds like there was Zer0 clearance and that picture taker has about as much sense as Zer0.

The guy did get the point though. LOL! Unlike our not so glorious leader who is still campaigning with his weekly press conferences.


18 posted on 07/22/2009 6:06:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: george76

Human? Slowwwwwwwly I turned...step by step...inch by inch...”

19 posted on 07/22/2009 6:07:24 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Daffynition; Lady Jag; Slings and Arrows

Here is a wash basin... oh, you said bison...

20 posted on 07/22/2009 6:09:27 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"Bison is delicious. Much better for you than beef too."

One of the most delicious things I ever ate was a buffalo prime rib.

So many people who eat buffalo have it either as buffalo burgers or buffalo chili, or something like that. In those cases the meat is usually cooked medium which is overcooked for buffalo.

A nice buffalo prime rib can be cooked to medium rare, which is protein perfection!

21 posted on 07/22/2009 6:11:13 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Bison meat is too lean. Give me a nice, marbleized rib eye anytime.


22 posted on 07/22/2009 6:14:19 PM PDT by chris37
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To: george76

23 posted on 07/22/2009 6:16:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: george76

This happens every year here in Custer State Park. Any idgit stupid enopugh to walk up to a Bison bull, 10 feet no less, deserves what he gets. Heck, you could make that 100 feet.


24 posted on 07/22/2009 6:17:06 PM PDT by SoDak (Molon Labe)
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To: newheart
"too many tourists asking to see their wings"

If you are lucky to see buffalo wings, then look around and you might catch a glimpse of some owls as well ...


25 posted on 07/22/2009 6:19:17 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: JoeProBono

Yikes.

Is that you ?


26 posted on 07/22/2009 6:20:05 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: LucyT
.......the buffalo roam ..........

About an hour after their escape from Mickey's Packing Plant in Great Falls, Mont., a buffalo bull and two cows race along the busiest street in town. The truant trio was later rounded up in an open field northeast of the city and returned to the packing plant. Oct 30, 2003

27 posted on 07/22/2009 6:21:50 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: george76
Stupid Tourist
My Brother too close to Bison

28 posted on 07/22/2009 6:23:27 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: george76

The idiot should be thanking his lucky stars.


29 posted on 07/22/2009 6:24:08 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: george76

I saw my first real live bison 2 yrs. ago.

Was amazed at the size. Much taller than I thought.
A BIG animal.


30 posted on 07/22/2009 6:24:27 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: george76
For the second time this year a tourist at Yellowstone National Park has been attacked by a bison.

Dumbass. You'd think he would've learned from the first time.

31 posted on 07/22/2009 6:26:23 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: george76
Those things owe me a couple of hours. When I was in the Navy and got a weekend off I would rush home to Billings, MT from Idaho Falls. It seemed every trip a bison or ten would be blocking the road and all you can do is wait. They don't seem susceptible to bribery, pleading or threats.

And when you are twenty one every hour of a weekend off is very, very precious.

32 posted on 07/22/2009 6:27:43 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (All grey areas are fabrications.)
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To: george76
Another too close to Bison Picture

33 posted on 07/22/2009 6:28:30 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Vinnie

and very fast


34 posted on 07/22/2009 6:32:18 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: bgill

The idiot should be thanking his lucky stars.

And counting the family jewels!


35 posted on 07/22/2009 6:33:24 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: george76
Lots of Bison Pics

36 posted on 07/22/2009 6:34:15 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Pan_Yan
It is fun to watch a herd cross a river.

Pretty good swimmers in very cold water.

.

37 posted on 07/22/2009 6:34:31 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Dallas59

The cracked pots believe that by talking nice to animals they will know that we are their friends. It’s what I call the Disney effect.

I have spent a lot of time in National and state parks. You wouldn’t believe some of the stories from the park rangers. One of the rangers at Prairie Creek State Park told me that two idiot parents tried put their toddler on the back of a elk for a photo op.


38 posted on 07/22/2009 6:34:40 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing Freeper)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

What did the mother buffalo say to her boy as he left for school?

Bye son.


39 posted on 07/22/2009 6:48:21 PM PDT by AUH2O Repub (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: HangnJudge
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. . . . random tourist.

40 posted on 07/22/2009 6:49:05 PM PDT by LucyT
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. . . . Bison in Winter.

41 posted on 07/22/2009 6:50:39 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: george76
I grew up not far from the West entrance to Yellowstone. I was amazed at how stupid many people are around dangerous wild animals. The hospital in our town, one of the nearest to the park, treated many injuries, some deadly, each tourist season. Most were caused by bears. As the rangers used to explain, bears don't know where the food you're feeding them ends and the hand begins -- it's all food to them.
42 posted on 07/22/2009 6:50:39 PM PDT by Bernard Marx ("Civilizations die by suicide, not from murder" Toynbee)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

I believe it. When I was in Yellowstone about 10 years ago some idiots were trying to get their kids to stand next to a mother bison so they could snag a picture.

It was late May or early June and the babies were still with the moms, and the moms did NOT like anyone getting between them and their babies, or getting anywhere near them.

There’s a lot of “duh” out there.

LQ


43 posted on 07/22/2009 7:00:19 PM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: Bernard Marx

The timmy treadwell hollywierd tourists going for a Darwin Award


44 posted on 07/22/2009 7:13:26 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: SoDak

What are the plants that smells next to the prarie dogs mounts ?


45 posted on 07/22/2009 7:15:54 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: RichInOC

Aren’t they just beautiful? Wow what a picture.


46 posted on 07/22/2009 8:03:10 PM PDT by waxer1 ( "The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: george76

When we were in the Black Hills back in 1990 we fianlly ran into the herd one day and stopped to watch them. Westayed far enough away from them to feel somewhat safe (50 ‘ give or take) but there were these foreign tourists that kept getting closer and closer to them to take photos. We got a little nervous and decided to get the H*LL out of there. There were a few bulls that seemed to be getting a little too nervous about the humans getting so close and we were a little afrid they’d change someone or get the herd to stampeed. People can be really stupid with wild animals. They aren’t cows!


47 posted on 07/22/2009 8:08:36 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: george76; martin_fierro

I think this happened before, during the bicentennial.

/rimshot


48 posted on 07/22/2009 8:34:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: LucyT

They lived?

Apparently even Darwin has a sense of sportsmanship.


49 posted on 07/22/2009 9:05:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I once saw a tourist who wanted to *pet* a Bison and was gored, instead. He was badly injured, but lived to tell about it.


50 posted on 07/22/2009 9:14:51 PM PDT by LucyT
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