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Old 09-20-2014, 08:57 PM   #1
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GSA vs Buffalo?

Nah! We had more sense than that.





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Old 09-21-2014, 06:27 AM   #2
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Ha! That's awesome! Huge creatures. One woke me while camping in the SD Badlands (first picture from the fly window). On approach he was eyeing the GSW, perhaps to mount.

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Old 09-21-2014, 06:50 AM   #3
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Great visual!

That pic displays a story that I have told. Many years ago I was driving/camping from California to Michigan in the back of a Chevy S-10. We stayed in the Teddy Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota and when we woke there was a buffalo as big as that truck right next to us. Needless to say I had to wait a while to take the morning wiz.
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:14 AM   #4
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It kinda freaked me out riding thru Lamar Valley, in the northeast part of the park, and being surrounded by a big herd of bison for 10 minutes as they crossed the road. I've ridden thru herds of cattle many times, but it wasn't a big deal. You just keep moving slowly and let them get out of the way. But bison are like high school kids crossing the street! They KNOW they have the right of way, and pay no attention to something as insignificant as a motorcycle.
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:30 PM   #5
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On vacation in Yellowstone and had the family in the Suburban. About dusk and a herd was crossing the road so I stopped and turned off the motor. They just walked around us, burshing against the Sub, rocking the devil out of it. Had the windows down and a few of them stuck their snout in to sniff the kiddies. Kids don't like buffalo snot. I could see a bad ending (at least interesting) if you tried that on a bike.
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:35 PM   #6
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Oh you guys would enjoy Yellowstone when they come down to the lower elevations for the winter. Thousands of them running down the road! The rangers try to kinda keep it under controls, with all cars on one lane and no gap. But when you're on the bike, and they all run a few feet from you, it's quite a spectacle!
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:08 PM   #7
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Ha! That's awesome! Huge creatures. One woke me while camping in the SD Badlands (first picture from the fly window). On approach he was eyeing the GSW, perhaps to mount.

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That's a close encounter! The buffalo usually get one or two tourists a year trying to get there picture taken with them! You got it without even trying and lived to tell about it!
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:35 PM   #8
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Between Jackson, WY and Grand Teton NP last year (click on the photo for the video):

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Old 09-23-2014, 08:37 AM   #9
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I shared a single lane bridge in Custer Natl Park in SD with one of those years ago. They have very black eyes up close . I coulda spanked that one on the butt but chose otherwise.
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That's a close encounter! The buffalo usually get one or two tourists a year trying to get there picture taken with them! You got it without even trying and lived to tell about it!
Much closer than what the photos revealed. The rustic site at Badlands is in the middle of a grazing patch so there were quite a few hanging out.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:08 AM   #11
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Geo tippin'

I wish I still had the pictures of a huge bull just across the road from the Shamrock gas-station at the Yellowstone village. Some Pacific Islanders were invasively over-photographing this old buffalo. The bull jammed his horn through the driver side door and flipped a Geo into the ditch beside the highway in blink! I thought it poetic justice for encroaching on his proximity.

The gas station attendant laughed loudly!!... as did I.
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Old 09-27-2014, 03:30 PM   #12
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They are increadable creatures, would hate to make one mad!
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:55 PM   #13
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Great pictures, thank you both for posting them.
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