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Re: Where the Bison Roam

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avatar Where the Bison Roam
November 30, 2009 05:20AM
Buffalo, you say?
http://www.ohio.com/lifestyle/78036737.html

Travelers can watch beasts roam in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Kansas

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo.: It was sunrise on a bitterly cold September morning, but gray clouds obscured the sun. Snow blanketed the ground and the road was a sheet of ice. I struggled to keep the rental car on the park road.

Suddenly, the road was blocked. I was surrounded by buffaloes. They were huge — brown, shaggy, lumpy masses. Their backs were covered with snow and whitish vapors hung in the air as the animals exhaled.

I stopped the car and waited, as 80 to 100 of the impressive beasts lumbered past, moving down the icy road. They were in front of me. They were behind me. They were on the left and the right. Some passed within 12 inches of the car. They were everywhere.

I kept praying that none would slip-slid-skate and fall atop the rental car. It might be difficult to convince the rental company that its car had been totaled by an out-of-control 2,000-pound beast.

But they were nimble, quick and surprisingly sure-footed on the icy road. Then they were gone.

Today the buffalo has made a marvelous comeback. In 1900, the buffalo that once numbered up to 70 million in North America had been reduced to fewer than 600 animals.

Buffaloes were shot and killed for their meat, hide and tongue. The buffalo hide market peaked in 1882.

Most of the surviving buffaloes were owned by private ranchers, although 50 were guarded by the U.S. Cavalry at Yellowstone. The number of buffaloes in Yellowstone had dwindled to 25 by 1897, the last wild bison in the United States.....



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/30/2009 05:21AM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
November 30, 2009 12:02PM
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Frank Furter
It might be difficult to convince the rental company that its car had been totaled by an out-of-control 2,000-pound beast.

No camera?
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
November 30, 2009 01:18PM
Did they look like this?

avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
November 30, 2009 05:38PM
I was surrounded by buffaloes... and deers... and antelopes...

I learned something today. Buffalo, Buffulos, Buffaloes.
Always thought it was simply buffalo.
(ok, I think it should be simply buffalo... but hey it sounds
great when you use both in an article) (not)

(yes, and this is coming from a chick-onese writer)
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
December 01, 2009 05:16PM
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bill-e-g
I was surrounded by buffaloes... and deers... and antelopes...

I learned something today. Buffalo, Buffulos, Buffaloes.
Always thought it was simply buffalo.
(ok, I think it should be simply buffalo... but hey it sounds
great when you use both in an article) (not)

(yes, and this is coming from a chick-onese writer)

deers?
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
December 01, 2009 05:35PM
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tomdisco
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bill-e-g
I was surrounded by buffaloes... and deers... and antelopes...

I learned something today. Buffalo, Buffulos, Buffaloes.
Always thought it was simply buffalo.
(ok, I think it should be simply buffalo... but hey it sounds
great when you use both in an article) (not)

(yes, and this is coming from a chick-onese writer)

deers?

Antelopes?
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
December 01, 2009 06:30PM
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eeek
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tomdisco
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bill-e-g
I was surrounded by buffaloes... and deers... and antelopes...

I learned something today. Buffalo, Buffulos, Buffaloes.
Always thought it was simply buffalo.
(ok, I think it should be simply buffalo... but hey it sounds
great when you use both in an article) (not)

(yes, and this is coming from a chick-onese writer)

deers?

Antelopes?



Peoples watching buffaloes, deers, and antelopes?
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
December 01, 2009 06:33PM
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szalkowski
Peoples watching buffaloes, deers, and antelopes?

Exactly!
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
December 01, 2009 06:49PM
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eeek
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szalkowski
Peoples watching buffaloes, deers, and antelopes?

Exactly!


I think that this topic deserves a "rate this thread" feature.
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
December 01, 2009 07:27PM
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szalkowski
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eeek
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szalkowski
Peoples watching buffaloes, deers, and antelopes?

Exactly!


I think that this topic deserves a "rate this thread" feature.

Are negative numbers on the rating system?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
December 01, 2009 08:20PM
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Frank Furter
Are negative numbers on the rating system?

What rating system?
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
December 01, 2009 08:52PM
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eeek
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Frank Furter
Are negative numbers on the rating system?

What rating system?

Hey, like what happened to the rate-this-thread thingy, man! It like disappeared!
Or was it just a flashback.
( a mind is a terrible thing to lose.)



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/2009 09:02PM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
December 01, 2009 08:11PM
Chickenses.
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
December 01, 2009 09:58PM
I give it 5 Chickon Boo s!

(where did the "add a poll" feature go too?)
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
December 01, 2009 10:12PM
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bill-e-g
(where did the "add a poll" feature go too?)

It's still there, silly.
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
December 02, 2009 06:11AM
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eeek
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bill-e-g
(where did the "add a poll" feature go too?)

It's still there, silly.

I see...
It's only in the "General Discussion" thing-a-ding.
Not the "Sierra and Yosemite blah blah" thing-a-ding.
avatar Re: Where the Bison Roam
December 02, 2009 06:40AM
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bill-e-g
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eeek
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bill-e-g
(where did the "add a poll" feature go too?)

It's still there, silly.

I see...
It's only in the "General Discussion" thing-a-ding.
Not the "Sierra and Yosemite blah blah" thing-a-ding.

grinning smiley I did it.
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