American buffalo ( bison ) silhouettes could be seen on the horizon as the sun rose over Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar Valley.
Being able to see wild bison in person is a strong knowledge given their almost extinct status 120 years ago because they are such an uncommon resource.
A couple of stunning ptarmigan caught my eye as I was quietly traveling through this breathtaking landscape.
I stopped to take some pictures.
As we adjusted our lens, the wife of another man who had just stopped to do the same shouted from their vehicle.
When we turned round, a large bull bison and I were almost face to face.
And he appeared furious.
He grunted at a distance of about 15 feet, indicating that the white of his eyes were visible. This indicates that we were about 1/2 second away from 1,500 pounds of rage.
As we slowly retreated, he noticed a couple of different elk that had just crossed the road.
He slammed into one of them as soon as he ran outside. The other, younger bulls retaliated by striking up before fleeing, leaving the large bulls on its own.
He then started to roll around in the dust, bucking and grunting like a stallion.
Well, this was the same elk that had approached us just moments before.
More people were injured by bison in Yellowstone than by any other pet, and a woman was recently attacked and had to visit an Idaho doctor in an emergency.
Because they are frightened of individuals in the area, people view them as huge cattle from the cheese farm.
People refer to it as trust, no obedience.
Due to the presence of elk, I avoided fishing in what appeared to be a fantastic location in the Lamar Valley. Not only were that large cows, but there were also numerous young.
It’s not a good idea to be sandwiched between the mother buffalo, the calf, and the fishing hole.
I had success fishing abroad.
This journey not only gave me knowledge but also quality. Often the only thing that works for me is being in remote areas.
Only that I’m writing a website about my experience with bison rather than reading one that someone else wrote makes me happy.
The title” Wildlife Journalist Attacked By Bison” is not one I want to examine anytime soon.
Mr. Chester Moore
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