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Bison rancher lets animals inside
.upi ^ | July 12, 2010

Posted on 07/12/2010 9:10:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono

GRANDVIEW, Manitoba - An 80-year-old Canadian bison rancher says people have come from around the world to see his prized animals , which he allows to roam around his house.

Henry Makinson, whose farm is located about halfway between Grandview and Roblin in Manitoba, said he sold a female for more than $48,000, more than five times the price of an average bison, because of the beauty and health of his animals, the Winnipeg Free Press reported Monday.

Markinson said his bison, which perform tricks, including a conga-like dance, for rodeos and over events, are allowed to roam his one-room farmhouse as well as his larger home, although some of them choose to stay out.

"They hate walking on linoleum," Makinson said. "But Cathy (one of the bison) will get in my living room with the carpeting and she doesn't want to leave. She just wants to lie down and snooze."

Makinson said he has suffered numerous injuries while training and performing with the bison. He was trampled last year when a gate was left open while he was loading the animals into a vehicle. However, he said he loves the creatures as pets and has no plans to get rid of them.

Makinson said other bison ranchers "think I'm crazy, because a buffalo will kill you."


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bison; canada; napl
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1 posted on 07/12/2010 9:10:47 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
GRANDVIEW, Manitoba - An 80-year-old Canadian bison rancher says people have come from around the world to see his prized animals , which he allows to roam around his house.

When you visit his home, does he provide the hip-boots, or do you bring your own?

2 posted on 07/12/2010 9:13:19 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: JoeProBono

I love it! I wish I was there but I could not be a rancher. Maybe shearing sheep.


3 posted on 07/12/2010 9:14:14 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: JoeProBono

IS that the guy having coffee with the Bison? He does not look 80 years old.


4 posted on 07/12/2010 9:15:13 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: Responsibility2nd

No worse than going to the restroom at the Kuwait airport.


5 posted on 07/12/2010 9:15:54 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow

6 posted on 07/12/2010 9:18:28 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Frantzie
Bison rancher Henry Makinson pets his pal Patrick, the one that picked him up on its horn and hurt his back.

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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/he-does-the-bison-boogie-98222869.html

7 posted on 07/12/2010 9:28:19 PM PDT by deks
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about “picked him up on its horn”. . .

“And this winter, while feeding the bison, one named Patrick butted him gently to push him away and its horn caught under Makinson’s snowmobile suit belt. “He lifted his head and lifted me up. He was carrying me. He was backing up and I was dangling from his horn.” It hurt his back but he says he’s mostly recovered now.”


8 posted on 07/12/2010 9:35:38 PM PDT by deks
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To: JoeProBono

Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam
And the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day


9 posted on 07/12/2010 9:41:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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10 posted on 07/12/2010 9:46:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Nailbiter

ping


11 posted on 07/12/2010 9:50:21 PM PDT by IncPen (How can a man who won't produce his own documentation lecture the rest of us on immigration?)
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To: deks

Wow. Patrick is the size of a smaller pickup truck. They are really a throwback to 10,000 years ago or so.


12 posted on 07/12/2010 9:50:31 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: JoeProBono
I remember singing "Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam and I'll show you a dirty house".

That was 60 years ago, LOL, when cowboys had to sing.

13 posted on 07/12/2010 9:52:59 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: JoeProBono
Makinson said other bison ranchers "think I'm crazy, because a buffalo will kill you."

People are so quick to jump to conclusions.

14 posted on 07/12/2010 9:57:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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15 posted on 07/12/2010 9:59:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: TigersEye

16 posted on 07/12/2010 10:04:04 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Last time I was in Yellow Stone a Japanese tourist was killed by a Bison because he went to put his arm around it while his picture was taken by his wife. The Buffalo evidently didn’t like it much.


17 posted on 07/12/2010 10:06:25 PM PDT by calex59
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To: JoeProBono

Now that looks like fun! lol But I have to correct their figures. 30 mph is way more than three times faster than I can run.


18 posted on 07/12/2010 10:07:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: calex59

19 posted on 07/12/2010 10:14:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Frantzie

I’d much rather deal with cattle than shear sheep.

Most of the sheepmen now hire the spring shearing done by lads from NZ and Oz. The really good ones (when they’re sober) can shear a ewe in about one minute, and keep the staple long with no second cuts. They’re amazing to watch.


20 posted on 07/12/2010 10:56:22 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Frantzie

You really have to see these SOB’s up close to understand that they’re a force of nature, like a tornado, hurricane or earthquake. Sure, you can kill them like animals, but absent a heavy rifle, you cannot believe how strong and bloody single-minded these things can be. And in a herd... they’re not to be dissuaded by gunfire.

Panels that hold even the biggest cattle in are like tissue paper to bison. I’ve seen them literally walk through panels and gates. Not run, not crash. Just put their heads down, push, snap the welds, pry open the horizontal pipe on the gates and push their way through. Why? Well, the grass was greener and all that. You’re out a C-note for a Powder River panel, the the bison is contentedly grazing away on the scrub grass on the outside of the fence. And when he wants back in? Don’t bother fixing anything. He’ll just push his way back in.

There was a bison outfit up near the Horseshoe Ranch in northern Eureka County, NV. They got tired of chasing after the bison when they’d break out, so they built some corrals out of 4” gas well casing (about 3/8” wall thickness steel pipe) sunk about 12’ into the ground, then they welded highway guard rail to those uprights - up to about 7’ high.

It kept them in.

Most of the time.

Neat critters. You couldn’t pay me enough to try raising them behind a fence.


21 posted on 07/12/2010 11:03:48 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: JoeProBono

“Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam...”


22 posted on 07/12/2010 11:04:15 PM PDT by gogeo ("Every one has a right to be an idiot. He abuses the privilege!" Groucho Marx)
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To: JoeProBono; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Makinson said other bison ranchers "think I'm crazy, because a buffalo will kill you."

YA THINK?!


23 posted on 07/12/2010 11:52:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
other bison ranchers "think I'm crazy, because a buffalo will kill you."

He's a liar.

The "other bison ranchers" don't think a bufflo will kill you: they KNOW it will!

This guy must be related to (the late) Timothy Treadwell.

It is also akin to the guy who jumped off a 30 story building, and as he passed the second floor, was heard to say, "See? 28 floors so far, and no problems!"

24 posted on 07/13/2010 12:09:37 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

I gather you disapprove?


25 posted on 07/13/2010 12:12:11 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: NVDave

There was a bison outfit up near the Horseshoe Ranch in northern Eureka County, NV. They got tired of chasing after the bison when they’d break out, so they built some corrals out of 4” gas well casing (about 3/8” wall thickness steel pipe) sunk about 12’ into the ground, then they welded highway guard rail to those uprights - up to about 7’ high.

It kept them in.

Most of the time.
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Sounds about right. To a bison, a “buffalo fence” is only a mild suggestion, not an obstacle; what really keeps them in is keeping them happy & contented on their side of it.


26 posted on 07/13/2010 12:24:09 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Disapprove? Nope; his business; his (eventual) funeral.


27 posted on 07/13/2010 12:26:06 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: txhurl

Hi, there; come in and meet the Missus....


28 posted on 07/13/2010 3:14:47 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Slings and Arrows

Buffalo are pretty. I keep mine in my coin purse.


29 posted on 07/13/2010 3:47:47 AM PDT by TheOldLady ("...Ronald Reagan, the man who put freedom on the offensive, as it should be." -- Maggie Thatcher)
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To: TheOldLady
Buffalo are pretty. I keep mine in my coin purse.

So you have Pokemons!

30 posted on 07/13/2010 5:03:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have nickels. ;-D


31 posted on 07/13/2010 5:09:46 AM PDT by TheOldLady ("...Ronald Reagan, the man who put freedom on the offensive, as it should be." -- Maggie Thatcher)
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To: NVDave

Thanks for the info. Yeah they are monsters. A real throw back. They look more like a train and those horns mean business. I can’t imagine them coming in a house. Amazing critters.


32 posted on 07/13/2010 5:42:38 AM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: TheOldLady

Buffalo Nickel, I choose YOU!


33 posted on 07/13/2010 6:29:01 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

Dances With Wolves doesn’t like living next door to Sleeps With Buffalo.


34 posted on 07/13/2010 9:40:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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35 posted on 07/13/2010 9:50:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Inquiring minds want to know: when potty training a buffalo, do you use a kitty litter box or just spread some newspapers?


36 posted on 07/13/2010 1:15:40 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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37 posted on 07/13/2010 1:28:01 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

bookmark


38 posted on 10/30/2010 7:30:15 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: TigersEye
You should see his herding dogs at work...


39 posted on 10/30/2010 7:38:48 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh my gosh, what happened to the camera??!! ;)


40 posted on 10/30/2010 7:41:34 PM PDT by Yaelle (We need Comprehensive Congress Reform!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Who won?


41 posted on 10/30/2010 7:45:50 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I see a new take on an old trespassing sign...

Never mind the buffalo, Beware of the Guard Grizzly!

42 posted on 10/30/2010 7:46:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: Kickass Conservative; TigersEye
http://www.krtv.com/news/grizzly-versus-bison-the-rest-of-the-story/
43 posted on 10/30/2010 7:51:08 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: BerryDingle

44 posted on 10/30/2010 7:52:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thanks.


45 posted on 10/30/2010 7:54:48 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: Joe 6-pack

46 posted on 10/30/2010 7:55:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I saw a thread on that earlier. Poor buffalo. It was lucky the photographer witnessed it so they Rangers could put it down. Hopefully they gave the carcass to the griz.


47 posted on 10/30/2010 8:00:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: JoeProBono

Got too close to a bison years ago. Not by my own choice. Found myself cornered. It got within an arms length and just stood there looking at me for what seemed like forever. Then it just walked away. And, I started breathing again.


48 posted on 10/30/2010 8:03:11 PM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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49 posted on 10/30/2010 8:06:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: TigersEye

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50 posted on 10/30/2010 8:10:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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