Bison, Bison, Everywhere
Al made it back home late last Tuesday. Thank goodness! Not only did I miss him terribly, but the bison have really moved into the area and are so active. The rut is on, and the bulls are really fighting and all wound up. I rode my bike out to where they are a few times, but obviously it’s impossible to get very close on a bicycle.
So now that I have the big ass truck again, I can go out and get good photos. This photo above, shows exactly what it’s all about for these big guys.
And this is what they have to do to get there.
I love just sitting and watching the herd. It’s so interesting, and they are so noisy too, grunting, and talking to each other. But when the bulls decide to squabble, then the show really starts. They paw the ground, raise their tails, and go after each other. The strength they have is something else. These big guys weigh around 1000 pounds, and they push each other around like nothing.
There are some big bulls here right now, they are my favorite to watch and photograph.
Somewhere along the line, this guy lost part of his horn. Gives him that battle worn look.
These two are too young to worry about anything at the moment. They just follow the heard, and eat grass.
Tomorrow we are pulling up stakes and heading to West Yellowstone. It’s time for a change of scenery, and we have about 9 days before our next show.
I’m hoping we see some good wildlife in Yellowstone, that would be fun.