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(Spiegel)   There's a plan afoot to bring back wild bison to Europe. In other news, Europe used to have wild bison   (spiegel.de) divider line 66
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2013-10-24 04:32:33 PM
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

/oblig
 
2013-10-24 05:36:13 PM
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2013-10-24 05:37:11 PM
A peculiar sense of déjà vu just came over me: I could have sworn I'd this very article last year. Hmm....
 
2013-10-24 05:38:16 PM

Apos: A peculiar sense of déjà vu just came over me: I could have sworn I'd read this very article last year. Hmm....



Oops.
 
2013-10-24 05:40:08 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-24 05:40:14 PM
Naw, they'll get into fights with the kangaroos in Austria...
 
2013-10-24 05:40:26 PM
Bison are/were a North American species, Buffalo are the Eurasian counterpart.
 
2013-10-24 05:45:06 PM
Forget bison/buffalo. Bring back Irish Elk. Those things are awesome. Check it out at the Smithsonian - they have skeleton there and it is freakin huge:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_elk
 
2013-10-24 05:45:11 PM
evanmeyersmorrison.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-24 05:48:19 PM
oldwolf49

Bison are/were a North American species, Buffalo are the Eurasian counterpart.

"Buffalo" in America are bison, but proper buffalo are African or Asian. Bison are North American or Eurasian.

Jill'sNipple

Forget bison/buffalo. Bring back Irish Elk.

YES. Ten-foot racks, please.
 
2013-10-24 05:48:31 PM
I don't care either way, just so long as you pronounce it bizon, with a Z sound, not an S...
 
2013-10-24 05:51:05 PM
Aren't they called wisent?
 
2013-10-24 05:52:03 PM
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Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike
 
2013-10-24 05:53:22 PM
Ural mountain oysters does have a nice ring to it.
 
2013-10-24 05:53:48 PM
Bison/buffalo is good eatin.
 
2013-10-24 05:54:14 PM
And they'll just kill them all off again
 
2013-10-24 05:54:26 PM
kinofilms.tv

"Can I borrow your towel? My car just hit a water buffalo."
 
2013-10-24 05:54:32 PM

Jill'sNipple: Forget bison/buffalo. Bring back Irish Elk. Those things are awesome. Check it out at the Smithsonian - they have skeleton there and it is freakin huge:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_elk


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-24 05:57:31 PM
Europe used to have elephants and rhinos.
 
2013-10-24 05:57:35 PM
The European Bison (Bison bonasus) are called "Wisent" here in Germany.  They've got quite a herd of them in the"Altbayerisches Donaumoos", not far from the Nerd family's stompin' grounds.  They are about 3/4 scale of the US variety, but still pretty impressive creatures.
 
2013-10-24 05:57:44 PM
If God had wanted wild bison in Europe He would have given them wings.
 
2013-10-24 05:58:44 PM

SurlyNerd: The European Bison (Bison bonasus) are called "Wisent" here in Germany.  They've got quite a herd of them in the"Altbayerisches Donaumoos", not far from the Nerd family's stompin' grounds.  They are about 3/4 scale of the US variety, but still pretty impressive creatures.


You just know somebody's already farked one.
 
2013-10-24 05:59:00 PM

oldwolf49: Bison are/were a North American species, Buffalo are the Eurasian counterpart.


No, they're talking about the European Bison:

upload.wikimedia.org


Not the Water Buffalo, where the cheese comes from (and not native to Europe):

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-24 06:00:30 PM

special20: If God had wanted wild bison in Europe He would have given them wings.


Hesitation is an art.
 
2013-10-24 06:01:26 PM

gopher321: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

/oblig


No, tutonka
 
2013-10-24 06:05:06 PM

FrancoFile: [evanmeyersmorrison.files.wordpress.com image 256x384]


Someone with good taste in Vodka.
 
2013-10-24 06:09:21 PM
lumensborealis.files.wordpress.com

These guys live about 25 minutes away from my front door.
 
2013-10-24 06:09:21 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-24 06:11:50 PM

special20: SurlyNerd: The European Bison (Bison bonasus) are called "Wisent" here in Germany.  They've got quite a herd of them in the"Altbayerisches Donaumoos", not far from the Nerd family's stompin' grounds.  They are about 3/4 scale of the US variety, but still pretty impressive creatures.

You just know somebody's already farked one.


The Romans. This explains Austria.
 
2013-10-24 06:12:47 PM
Bison are delicious. Populate all the places.
 
2013-10-24 06:15:48 PM
oldwolf49: Bison are/were a North American species, Buffalo wisent are the Eurasian counterpart, buffalo are what stupid Europeans who had never seen a water buffalo called bison...but then again, these folks were on the same level as folks who somehow managed to confuse Haiti for Java.

FTFY--Eurobison are called wisents, and even the word "bison" is kind of an Anglicisation from the original Polish; "buffalo" is what settlers called American bison, even though a bison only looks like a water buffalo in that both are roughly bovine and cud-chewing and give low sounds approximating mooing through a bassoon.  (Had the settlers actually, you know, used some of the indigenous terminology we'd probably be talking of surprise that Europe has wild tatankas, but apparently there wasn't as much borrowing from languages of Plains-dwelling First Nations as there were from, say, Iroquoian and Athabaskan and Nahuatl and Muscogean language families.)

And yes, Europe used to have large herds of wild wisents, much as the Plains used to have large herds of American bison, and both got largely extirpated from their native range for similar reasons; American bison have fared better, partly because of preservation of natural habitat through the national parks system and partly because people realised you CAN actually keep a large, roaming bovid on a ranch and that the Lakota were right in that bison is pretty damn tasty meat. :D

And now I have to wonder how wisent tastes compared to free-range bison here. :9  I know they're a bit smaller than the American bison, kind of surprised someone hasn't started wisent ranching in Poland though...

/which reminds me...I have a few pounds of bison in the fridge
//getting cold weather time, prolly need to make some bison chili or maybe some muh-loaf
 
2013-10-24 06:16:10 PM

SurlyNerd: Wisent


Sounds as delicious in German.
 
2013-10-24 06:20:07 PM
 
2013-10-24 06:21:27 PM
I guess subby was the only one who didn't know.
 
2013-10-24 06:21:40 PM
What about the aurochs?
 
2013-10-24 06:23:30 PM

UNC_Samurai: You know who else tried to re-introduce bovidae to Europe?


Shoulda just waited before asking my question.
 
2013-10-24 06:25:35 PM

Great Porn Dragon: oldwolf49: Bison are/were a North American species, Buffalo wisent are the Eurasian counterpart, buffalo are what stupid Europeans who had never seen a water buffalo called bison...but then again, these folks were on the same level as folks who somehow managed to confuse Haiti for Java.

FTFY--Eurobison are called wisents, and even the word "bison" is kind of an Anglicisation from the original Polish; "buffalo" is what settlers called American bison, even though a bison only looks like a water buffalo in that both are roughly bovine and cud-chewing and give low sounds approximating mooing through a bassoon.  (Had the settlers actually, you know, used some of the indigenous terminology we'd probably be talking of surprise that Europe has wild tatankas, but apparently there wasn't as much borrowing from languages of Plains-dwelling First Nations as there were from, say, Iroquoian and Athabaskan and Nahuatl and Muscogean language families.)

And yes, Europe used to have large herds of wild wisents, much as the Plains used to have large herds of American bison, and both got largely extirpated from their native range for similar reasons; American bison have fared better, partly because of preservation of natural habitat through the national parks system and partly because people realised you CAN actually keep a large, roaming bovid on a ranch and that the Lakota were right in that bison is pretty damn tasty meat. :D

And now I have to wonder how wisent tastes compared to free-range bison here. :9  I know they're a bit smaller than the American bison, kind of surprised someone hasn't started wisent ranching in Poland though...

/which reminds me...I have a few pounds of bison in the fridge
//getting cold weather time, prolly need to make some bison chili or maybe some muh-loaf


Yep :) I keep some around not just because it's so damn tasty but to serve to people that have never had it before, they're always surprised at how good it is.

NEVER well done, rare to medium rare, even the burger.
 
2013-10-24 06:28:39 PM

FrancoFile: [evanmeyersmorrison.files.wordpress.com image 256x384]


came for this.
 
2013-10-24 06:33:13 PM
Everyone knows that there used to be wild bison in Europe, subby. Everyone but you.
 
2013-10-24 06:37:42 PM

flucto: Bison are delicious. Populate all the places.


^This. All of it. All if this.^
 
2013-10-24 06:41:59 PM

mbillips: Everyone knows that there used to be wild bison in Europe, subby. Everyone but you.


To all of us, the days the wild bison graced Europe were the greatest days of our lives. To subby, it was a Thursday....
 
2013-10-24 06:55:01 PM

oldwolf49: Bison are/were a North American species, Buffalo are the Eurasian counterpart.


www.jokideo.com
 
2013-10-24 07:00:36 PM

special20: If God had wanted wild bison in Europe He would have given them wings.


mmmmm..... buffalo wings
 
2013-10-24 07:14:49 PM

Kanemano: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x1107]


The day Bison appears in Europe will be a remarkable conservationist achievement; but for him, it will be Tuesday.
 
2013-10-24 07:21:53 PM

special20: If God had wanted wild bison in Europe He would have given them wings.


Can we give them a Red Bull each and call it even?
 
2013-10-24 07:31:51 PM
have you ever fed a corn cob to a buffalo and have them wrap their foot long purple long tongues around it and just rip it out of your hands?

well....have you?


'cause it was kind of weird, man
 
2013-10-24 07:35:50 PM

Omahawg: have you ever fed a corn cob to a buffalo and have them wrap their foot long purple long tongues around it and just rip it out of your hands?


This is also what happens when you feed corn to Rush Limbaugh.
 
2013-10-24 07:55:53 PM

Omahawg: have you ever fed a corn cob to a buffalo and have them wrap their foot long purple long tongues around it and just rip it out of your hands?

well....have you?


'cause it was kind of weird, man


Haven't had that experience with corn, but HAVE had it with bread and a bison calf.

Have also had the pleasure of seeing a newborn (as in "not even a month old yet") white bison calf literally knocking her mom airborne via headbutting her in the udders (presumably to make the milk flow faster).

Have also had the pleasure of seeing reports on the news of an escapee bison roaming near the neighbourhood where I used to live (yes, there was a bison ranch nearby, young bull jumped the fence and took up residence in a residential neighbourhood for a while; I presume he was recaptured as I've not heard of bison roaming the neighbourhood for about a decade, but yes, there was a bison running amok :D)

/yeah, bison farming is a surprisingly busy industry around here
//which is a Good Thing, because not only can I meet the meat (so to speak) but bison is surprisingly accessible around here
 
2013-10-24 08:16:47 PM

Bondith: What about the aurochs?


This.

upload.wikimedia.org

/aurochs on left
 
2013-10-24 08:20:13 PM
/me wonders wtf. submitter thinks the domesticated cow came from.

Also, "in other news" is not a funny headline.
 
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