Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bison

A part of our adventure at Oubache (say "Wabash") State Park.  More later.





9 comments:

Shelly said...

Oh, I would love to see these up close!

Grace said...

Those are honking big creatures! The question always comes up as to what is the difference between American buffalo and bison...I suppose I'll have to go look that up now - just when I wanted to eat lunch ::sigh::

vanilla said...

Shelly, the dustwallow was perhaps a dozen yards from us. I liked how the beast rolled, then looked up as though to say, "How was that?"

Grace, "huge" was my descriptor, but "honking big" says it better. I believe "American bison" and "American buffalo" are interchangeable terms, both acceptable nomenclature for the same beastie.

Lin said...

Those are incredible beasts. It's funny to see them taking a dust bath like a little birdy. :)

vanilla said...

Lin, they are amazing, and seem so docile as they graze. But I'll keep my distance, thank you.

Secondary Roads said...

These must be of the wingless variety. Still they are awesome critters.

vanilla said...

Chuck, too right; there are no Buffalo wings here! Had some Polish sausage, though.

Sharkbytes said...

I think they are amazing critters. Once had to stop on a bicycle for a small group to decide to get off the road. That was a little tense, but not to be forgotten!

vanilla said...

Shark, tense? I've never been that close without a fence between us. They are huge.