The good old boys in Jackson Hole are rooting for the bison.


MikeD said...

My sympathy is with the bison as well.

Anonymous said...

Here, too.

I wouldn't get that close to an unknown, domesticated cow.


MikeD said...

Cows kill more people every year than sharks do.

Anonymous said...

*waves pompoms* Go Bison, go Bison, goooooOOOOOOO Herd!


RonF said...

Mark me down as another bison fan. Although I have to admit that bison meat is pretty tasty. I had a couple of bison T-bones in Cimmaron, N.M. from bison culled from the Philmont herd. Excellent meat.

Grim said...

Bison's my favorite red meat. Elk is good too, though. I just recently had an elk cheeseburger out in Jackson Hole, and it was awesome.

E Hines said...

I'm partial to buffalo, myself; although, cheap SOB that I am, it's too expensive to have often.

As to the bison, maybe we'll get lucky, and they'll hunt out all the tourii waving selfie paraphernalia around them. And then the rest of the tourii whose genes are sufficiently defective as to let them pester the animals.

And this from the article:

Occasionally, gored tourists have gone after the park. In 1984, 70-year-old Gladys Hoffman from Waco, Tex., sued the federal government for $1.5 million after she was gored by a Yellowstone bison. Hoffman claimed that the United States, the Department of Interior and the park’s superintendent were guilty of negligence for failing to warn her of the danger, UPI reported at the time.

But a federal judge ruled against Hoffman. “The plaintiff admitted that she knew bison are dangerous animals,” U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer said. “The evidence showed the plaintiff nevertheless approached to within 15 feet” of the bison that gored her.

The judge should have sternly sanctioned the woman for her frivolous suit, and he should have sanctioned even more sternly her lawyer's firm for being a willing party to the frivolous suit.

Eric Hines

raven said...

I'm waiting for the warning stickers on the bison.

E Hines said...

Maybe we should put stickers on the whiny-assed cry babies, instead.

Eric Hines