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A short Bison story
Camera: K20D Photo Location: Northern B.C. ISO: 100 
Posted By: Heinrich Lohmann, 08-03-2010, 07:49 PM

Driving along the Alaska Highway we see this Bison Bull besides the road dozing in his sand pit .....



....until this not so smart tourist feels the need to wake him up.



Oh, maybe I shouldn't have done that....



But he just stood there for a minute



and than wandered off



My wife took the third picture with her Canon G11

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08-03-2010, 10:57 PM   #2
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They can also decide to turn on you. One must be careful. JIM
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A not so smart tourist for sure. I have seen these animals turn and they can run faster than you and alot quicker than you think!
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Nice series Heinrich.

It always amazes me how stupid people can be about wildlife and nature in general. While we celebrate and are amazed at nature's diversity and beauty we tend to forget just how quickly nature can turn on you and kill you.

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Nice Heinrich - I was recently at Elk Island where the buffalo still roam - worse in the fall they can get agressive. Most times it's exactly like this they get startled. Me I am not one to wake a 2000 lb animal I tend to let them know I am comming. And if they stare at me .... back up and walk away.
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would this be located close to Fort Nelson, BC?
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I believe there are far more documented injuries caused by bison than there are by bear. For some reason many people just think bison are just big funny looking cows...

What an idiot... a lucky idiot but an idiot none the less..

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jimbo Quote
They can also decide to turn on you. One must be careful. JIM
Thanks Jim, like any other wild creature one needs to respect them.

Take care,

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A not so smart tourist for sure. I have seen these animals turn and they can run faster than you and alot quicker than you think!
Yep, I have seen them run.

Take care,

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Nice series Heinrich.

It always amazes me how stupid people can be about wildlife and nature in general. While we celebrate and are amazed at nature's diversity and beauty we tend to forget just how quickly nature can turn on you and kill you.

Tom G
Thank you Tom and you are absolutely right.

Take care,

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Nice Heinrich - I was recently at Elk Island where the buffalo still roam - worse in the fall they can get agressive. Most times it's exactly like this they get startled. Me I am not one to wake a 2000 lb animal I tend to let them know I am comming. And if they stare at me .... back up and walk away.
Hi Dave and thank you. It's nice to be able to take some pictures of wild things but one must use some common sense.

Take care,

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would this be located close to Fort Nelson, BC?
North of Muncho Lake not too far from the Liard Hotsprings.

Take care,

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I believe there are far more documented injuries caused by bison than there are by bear. For some reason many people just think bison are just big funny looking cows...

What an idiot... a lucky idiot but an idiot none the less..
Hi Mike and thank you. You are of course right, I was tring to be polite

Take care,
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Nice shots and story Heinrich That dude was really stupid and I doubt he could run 35 mph.
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Nice shots and story Heinrich That dude was really stupid and I doubt he could run 35 mph.
Thank you Tom and well yes, that's what we thought.

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Great shots, Heinrich - masterfully captured. I guess I'm in the category of lame brains Mike mentions; I always figured these guys as big but gentle (unless stampeding in a movie in the 1950's).

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You would have had yourself some great shots if the bison turned on the idiot.
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Great shots, Heinrich - masterfully captured. I guess I'm in the category of lame brains Mike mentions; I always figured these guys as big but gentle (unless stampeding in a movie in the 1950's).

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Hi Jer and thank you. As a rule they are not an aggressive animal but will charge you if provoked and they are fast and once 2000 lbs of animal is in motion....

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You would have had yourself some great shots if the bison turned on the idiot.
Thanks dankuno, I am glad that it turned out the way it did instead of getting ugly. ( my first aid skills are rusty)

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