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(KBZK Bozeman)   At long last, a story where a lack of personal responsibility doesn't result in bad consequences for others. Here's to you, bison-taunting lady   (kbzk.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park, feet of a bison, series of events, 72-year-old woman, American Bison, wild animals, National park  
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2020-06-30 2:34:30 AM  
Clearly this lady doesn't watch the news. I've never been to Yellowstone personally, but I know to stay the hell away...

NBC Montana Reporter Deion Broxton Breaks Bad During Live Shot "Oh My God" "Im Not Messing With You"
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2020-06-30 6:59:25 AM  
72 years old.  I'm betting she was oblivious and she's definitely lucky to be alive
 
2020-06-30 7:04:39 AM  

Brosephus: Clearly this lady doesn't watch the news. I've never been to Yellowstone personally, but I know to stay the hell away...

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That is exactly the correct reaction.
 
2020-06-30 8:52:11 AM  
They also very sneaky. I was there in September of last year, stopped on a pull off looking at a herd from the distance on the right. There was a lone bison way behind us (~50 yds) that walked up when we weren't paying attention. Turned, saw the big bastard, and ran away.

At Mammoth springs, I watched a family allow their toddler run up to a herd of elk. People are stupid!
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2020-06-30 8:53:08 AM  
She was most likely saying, "look at the cute Buffalo"

Bison hate that.
 
2020-06-30 8:56:23 AM  
The bison was probably pissed off that her son killed so many of them in Oregon Trail despite only being able to carry 100 pounds back to the wagon.
 
2020-06-30 9:12:58 AM  

EvilEgg: Brosephus: Clearly this lady doesn't watch the news. I've never been to Yellowstone personally, but I know to stay the hell away...

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That is exactly the correct reaction.


Too many "Oh my Gods". Only one should have been said before hauled ass
 
2020-06-30 9:17:11 AM  
Bison can charge even though they have bad credit.
 
2020-06-30 9:19:42 AM  
She should have watched The Breakfast Club

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2020-06-30 9:26:03 AM  
It's why, when I want to take any nature or wildlife photos, I use my 100-400 telephoto lens
on my camera.  You couldn't pay me enough to get close to wild animals.  They are WILD
animals.  Once spooked or whatever, they can tear you a new one.

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2020-06-30 9:28:03 AM  
In fairness it is really easy to confuse a Bison with a mobility scooter riding Walmart type person.  The 72 year old woman probably thought it was her traveling companion.  Remember, always have your eyes checked before traveling with subby's mom.
 
2020-06-30 9:30:11 AM  
No video?  bummer....
 
2020-06-30 9:31:07 AM  

p51d007: It's why, when I want to take any nature or wildlife photos, I use my 100-400 telephoto lens
on my camera.  You couldn't pay me enough to get close to wild animals.  They are WILD
animals.  Once spooked or whatever, they can tear you a new one.

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Exactly.  I took this shot of a grizzly in Yellowstone in 2018, but I wasn't anywhere near that damn thing.
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2020-06-30 9:36:15 AM  

Okieboy: No video?  bummer....


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2020-06-30 10:21:00 AM  
The incident remains under investigation. We will update this story with any further information we receive.
Update: She's still dead.
 
2020-06-30 10:33:28 AM  

p51d007: It's why, when I want to take any nature or wildlife photos, I use my 100-400 telephoto lens
on my camera.  You couldn't pay me enough to get close to wild animals.  They are WILD
animals.  Once spooked or whatever, they can tear you a new one.

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We were in South Africa at Cape Point national park and stopped at the beach to use the washroom between hikes. While we were in the bathroom, a pack of baboons came near the car.  We decided to take our chances and try to get in the car...and seriously almost lost a kid over it.  Those things aren't very big but they have HUGE TEETH and aren't afraid of using them.  It was like a scene out of jurassic park.  GET IN THE CAR!!!
 
2020-06-30 10:38:18 AM  

Branniganslaw: They also very sneaky. I was there in September of last year, stopped on a pull off looking at a herd from the distance on the right. There was a lone bison way behind us (~50 yds) that walked up when we weren't paying attention. Turned, saw the big bastard, and ran away.

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Once upon a time I used to work on a farm that kept bulls.

Before I would enter a pasture with cows, I would check to make sure that it only held cows, not bulls.  If there was a bull, I wouldn't enter without having backup.

You take your eyes off the bastards, and they sneak up on you.  When ever you look at them, they are just standing there, grazing, or chewing their cud...   but 20 yards closer than the last time you looked, until they are close enough to get you.

And that is with happy docile domestic cattle, not these farks.  They are beautiful animals, but you won't catch me within a quarter mile of them.
 
2020-06-30 10:43:54 AM  

WelldeadLink: The incident remains under investigation. We will update this story with any further information we receive.
Update: She's still dead.


I see. Well let us know if her condition improves.
 
2020-06-30 10:43:57 AM  
Am I wrong to be disappointed there's no video of the incident? Also, if I were a Park Ranger I'd informally start calling that buffalo "Herman"
 
2020-06-30 10:51:24 AM  

GrogSmash: Branniganslaw: They also very sneaky. I was there in September of last year, stopped on a pull off looking at a herd from the distance on the right. There was a lone bison way behind us (~50 yds) that walked up when we weren't paying attention. Turned, saw the big bastard, and ran away.

At Mammoth springs, I watched a family allow their toddler run up to a herd of elk. People are stupid![Fark user image image 425x318]

Once upon a time I used to work on a farm that kept bulls.

Before I would enter a pasture with cows, I would check to make sure that it only held cows, not bulls.  If there was a bull, I wouldn't enter without having backup.

You take your eyes off the bastards, and they sneak up on you.  When ever you look at them, they are just standing there, grazing, or chewing their cud...   but 20 yards closer than the last time you looked, until they are close enough to get you.

And that is with happy docile domestic cattle, not these farks.  They are beautiful animals, but you won't catch me within a quarter mile of them.


DON'T BLINK.
 
2020-06-30 10:57:09 AM  
I call them 'Tourons'.  I go to YNP frequently to flyfish in the NE part of the park - Lamar Valley\Soda Butte area. Was stuck in a wildlife jam on NE entrance road due to a grizzly munching on a carcass in the meadow.  Rangers were there to keep the Tourons away.  One of these tourons started walking right past the ranger, oblivious to his presence, and the ranger just clothes-lined him with his arm.  That was just SWEET to see!  I've gotten stuck out in the meadows when a large bison herd has moved in around me while fishing and had to walk a couple miles to circle around them to give enough space.  The lone bulls out away from the main herds are the worst.  They are typically the ones pissed off at the world because they challenged the leader and lost and were banished.  They won't hesitate to charge if you get too close.
 
2020-06-30 11:09:04 AM  
I love these feel-good stories.
 
2020-06-30 11:26:33 AM  
It's called telephoto lens lady. And taking it from across the top of the car.

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Yes, he was pissed that people were close to him and his harem. I wasn't close.
 
2020-06-30 11:29:48 AM  
Now the Bison has the Corona.
 
2020-06-30 12:33:02 PM  

debug: p51d007: It's why, when I want to take any nature or wildlife photos, I use my 100-400 telephoto lens
on my camera.  You couldn't pay me enough to get close to wild animals.  They are WILD
animals.  Once spooked or whatever, they can tear you a new one.

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Exactly.  I took this shot of a grizzly in Yellowstone in 2018, but I wasn't anywhere near that damn thing.
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Grizzlies are magnificent animals, viewed from a safe distance, say on my sofa while browsing Fark.com on my internet capable device.
 
2020-06-30 1:01:42 PM  
At least this isn't one of those situations where the poor animal gets euthanized for being, you know, a wild animal.
 
2020-06-30 1:49:28 PM  
I don't even bother with Yellowstone anymore. Too many gotdamm f*cking morons.

/dude dissolved in a hot spring a couple years ago
 
2020-06-30 2:17:29 PM  

powhound: debug: p51d007: It's why, when I want to take any nature or wildlife photos, I use my 100-400 telephoto lens
on my camera.  You couldn't pay me enough to get close to wild animals.  They are WILD
animals.  Once spooked or whatever, they can tear you a new one.

[2.img-dpreview.com image 590x393]

Exactly.  I took this shot of a grizzly in Yellowstone in 2018, but I wasn't anywhere near that damn thing.
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Grizzlies are magnificent animals, viewed from a safe distance, say on my sofa while browsing Fark.com on my internet capable device.


Smarted and funnied.
 
2020-06-30 2:57:38 PM  

Combustion: WelldeadLink: The incident remains under investigation. We will update this story with any further information we receive.
Update: She's still dead.

I see. Well let us know if her condition improves.


She's really most sincerely dead
 
2020-06-30 3:33:42 PM  

debug: p51d007: It's why, when I want to take any nature or wildlife photos, I use my 100-400 telephoto lens
on my camera.  You couldn't pay me enough to get close to wild animals.  They are WILD
animals.  Once spooked or whatever, they can tear you a new one.

[2.img-dpreview.com image 590x393]

Exactly.  I took this shot of a grizzly in Yellowstone in 2018, but I wasn't anywhere near that damn thing.
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It really is a shame that mirror lenses (aka reflex lenses) went out of style.  They packed a lot of telephoto into a small space and were lightweight.
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If they were still being made today, they could have topnotch optics (they do still contain some lens elements besides the mirror, and the mirror is actually a rear-silvered meniscus lens) and with the fancy dual OIS and IBIS that some cameras have now, you could shoot handheld.  Instead, the only ones being made today are cheap crap from whatever outfit sells under the names Opteka, Vivitar, Tokina, Bower, etc.
 
2020-06-30 6:08:56 PM  
Getting all bison-y up in here.
 
2020-06-30 7:41:52 PM  

flondrix: debug: p51d007: It's why, when I want to take any nature or wildlife photos, I use my 100-400 telephoto lens
on my camera.  You couldn't pay me enough to get close to wild animals.  They are WILD
animals.  Once spooked or whatever, they can tear you a new one.

[2.img-dpreview.com image 590x393]

Exactly.  I took this shot of a grizzly in Yellowstone in 2018, but I wasn't anywhere near that damn thing.
[Fark user image 850x571]

It really is a shame that mirror lenses (aka reflex lenses) went out of style.  They packed a lot of telephoto into a small space and were lightweight.
[opticallimits.com image 600x534]
If they were still being made today, they could have topnotch optics (they do still contain some lens elements besides the mirror, and the mirror is actually a rear-silvered meniscus lens) and with the fancy dual OIS and IBIS that some cameras have now, you could shoot handheld.  Instead, the only ones being made today are cheap crap from whatever outfit sells under the names Opteka, Vivitar, Tokina, Bower, etc.


Yeah it's a pain to carry anything longer than about 300mm anymore.
 
2020-06-30 8:22:03 PM  

debug: Yeah it's a pain to carry anything longer than about 300mm anymore.


Anymore?  You mean, it wasn't before?

Other than autofocus motors, I can think of no reason that telephoto lenses would have become heavier, and a few reasons why they might have become lighter:

- New glass formulations with higher indices and lower dispersion can reduce the number and thickness of lenses needed.

- Cheap computing power might have come up with wacky designs that humans wouldn't have thought of

- The move to mirrorless cameras introduces one more degree of freedom in lens design; if bringing lens elements right up to the sensor (well, as close as the reduced flange-focal distance will allow) makes it easier to design a telephoto, you can go ahead and do that.

- Improved sensors (and I am pretty sure that sensors now have color film beat as far as light sensitivity goes) mean that you can "get away with" a higher f-number (and therefore smaller) lens and raise the ISO

And my favorite reason that telephoto lenses have become easier to carry around...

MICRO FOUR THIRDS RULEZ!
 
2020-07-01 2:48:35 AM  
Well done bison!
 
2020-07-01 8:18:15 AM  

flondrix: Anymore? You mean, it wasn't before?


No, not with mirror lenses (wasn't that your whole point about why you miss them?).  The one in that photo is 500mm.  That's a lot easier to carry than a current 500mm lens that's probably 9" long or close to double the length of a mirror lens.
 
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