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Old 05-22-2015, 11:48 AM   #21
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Here's some noteworthy news from Yellowstone.

"Dunraven Pass between Tower and Canyon opened for the season this morning, as did the Tower Campground. In fact, the Tower Campground filled by 8:05 a.m.! The Beartooth Highway outside the Northeast entrance also opened this morning. Lots of people are ready to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in the park!"


I just thought I'd pass this along.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:37 PM   #22
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Another incident involving a bison in Yellowstone NP. Some folks make Forest Gump look like a genius.

(Yellowstone Nat’l Park) – A 62-year-old Australian man sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries after an encounter with a bison near Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park around 11 a.m. today.
According to witness reports, several people were crowding a bison that was lying on the grass near an asphalt path, when the man approached the bison while taking pictures with an electronic notepad. He got to within 3 to 5 feet from the bison when it charged him, tossing him into the air several times.
When responding rangers arrived on scene, the bison was approximately 100 yards from the victim. The victim was transported to a ground ambulance and then taken by helicopter ambulance for further medical treatment.
Visitors are reminded that Yellowstone wildlife is wild. Wildlife should not be approached, no matter how tame or calm they appear. When an animal is near a trail or boardwalk, visitors should still give it a wide berth, not approaching closer than the recommended safe distances: 25 yards (23 m) away from all large animals – bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes and at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves.
Bison can sprint three times faster than humans can run and are unpredictable and dangerous. Visitors are advised to always give the animals enough space, even if that means altering their plans to avoid crowding the animal.
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Thinning the gene pool.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:46 PM   #24
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with all the dangerous Australian wildlife there is, you'd think the guy would be a little smarter.

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Old 06-02-2015, 06:06 PM   #25
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Not the photo worth dying over or being the subject of the viral video of someone else doing something not too bright!
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My dear brother-in-law and I have fished together for 40+ years. Some time ago, he mused that we should go to Alaska and fish. He said that he'd have to have a .50 cal. lion gun with him in case we were attacked by a bear, and I replied that a .22 pistol would be all I'd need. "For a bear?!?!" he said. I said, "No, it's to shoot you in the knee... and all I have to outrun is you." He wasn't amused... go figure...
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Sigh!

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Some people are just too stupid to understand that wild animals will attack for no reason, other than they feel like it. And almost all will attack if threatened.

I just drove through Hayden valley a few days ago, and the area was covered with Bison, and two park rangers had their hands full trying to keep the idiot tourists away from the grazing Bison.

But I did note that there was a Park Service ambulance parked on the side of the road; just sitting there and the medic inside was drinking coffee. I have passed through Hayden many times, and never noted an ambulance on the side of the road.
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Some people are just too stupid to understand that wild animals will attack for no reason, other than they feel like it. And almost all will attack if threatened.

I just drove through Hayden valley a few days ago, and the area was covered with Bison, and two park rangers had their hands full trying to keep the idiot tourists away from the grazing Bison.

But I did note that there was a Park Service ambulance parked on the side of the road; just sitting there and the medic inside was drinking coffee. I have passed through Hayden many times, and never noted an ambulance on the side of the road.
Given the current state of stupidity of some visitors in the park it just might become a regular sight.....

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