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(East Idaho News)   Week 3 of tourist season finds the wildlife of Yellowstone NP with home field advantage and a 3-0 lead. Let's roll those highlights   (eastidahonews.com) divider line
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2022-06-28 11:15:31 PM  
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2022-06-29 5:01:12 AM  
FAFO: It's a law of nature.
 
2022-06-29 5:32:54 AM  
East Idaho sounds like a place I don't want to be.
 
2022-06-29 5:32:55 AM  
Now THAT'S entertainment.
 
2022-06-29 5:36:03 AM  
One year ban, $500 fine. At least in the Happy States of Fafoica.
 
2022-06-29 5:40:37 AM  
If need be, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in proximity.

That's what effete liberals do.  Real men don't turn around without a fight.  Be a man and show that bison who's boss!
 
2022-06-29 5:42:42 AM  
I often wonder what causes people to be stupid.

But then I look down at my crooked fingers, and think "bet he won't do that again".

We all are stupid. Some just more unlucky and stupid than others.
 
2022-06-29 5:45:19 AM  
OH MY GOD THAT IS SO AWESOME!!
 
2022-06-29 5:48:56 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: I often wonder what causes people to be stupid.

But then I look down at my crooked fingers, and think "bet he won't do that again".

We all are stupid. Some just more unlucky and stupid than others.


I broke more bones after the age of 21 than before. No, alcohol was not a contributing factor.

/In the latest injury anyways
 
2022-06-29 5:49:23 AM  
Alternative headline: Rodeo Clown College initiate barely survives his first day of hazing
 
2022-06-29 5:52:37 AM  
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2022-06-29 5:59:44 AM  
Post these videos nonstop on a screen at every entrance, along with anonymized copies of the emergency room/funeral home bills.

/It won't stop the really stupid ones.
//Humans, I mean.
///Darwin bait.
 
2022-06-29 6:01:08 AM  
It's winter in Australia so it's been a while since I've heard a good deadly wildlife story, thanks Subby!
 
2022-06-29 6:26:35 AM  
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For you, the day Bison gored and flung you was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday.
 
2022-06-29 6:28:14 AM  
Need to see more but it appears they were on a boardwalk and not being stupid. And he was protecting a kid. Just wrong place at the wrong time.
 
2022-06-29 6:36:13 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: I often wonder what causes people to be stupid.

But then I look down at my crooked fingers, and think "bet he won't do that again".

We all are stupid. Some just more unlucky and stupid than others.


I did my stupid stuff before video. I have seen and avoided bisonand moose tho.
 
2022-06-29 6:38:15 AM  

jmr61: Need to see more but it appears they were on a boardwalk and not being stupid. And he was protecting a kid. Just wrong place at the wrong time.


Did the bison sneak up on them? They hard to see.
 
2022-06-29 6:52:56 AM  
Holy farking shiat it looks like there's a small child in that group of idiotic and negligent adults. Did I see that right?
 
2022-06-29 6:55:40 AM  

alexanderplatz: Holy farking shiat it looks like there's a small child in that group of idiotic and negligent adults. Did I see that right?


Yeah.  And I think the adult who got gored might have been coming to the defense of the kid.  None of them should have been that close.
 
2022-06-29 6:59:01 AM  

jmr61: Need to see more but it appears they were on a boardwalk and not being stupid. And he was protecting a kid. Just wrong place at the wrong time.


Good call.  I'd forgotten the exception for boardwalks.

Never get close to wild animals, unless there is a boardwalk involved.
 
2022-06-29 7:00:44 AM  
You mess with the bison, you get gored.

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2022-06-29 7:02:03 AM  

jmr61: Need to see more but it appears they were on a boardwalk and not being stupid. And he was protecting a kid. Just wrong place at the wrong time.


We were at Old Faithful in the summer of 2019.  There was a boardwalk we didn't go down because a bison was too close to it.  A week later that same bison charged and flipped the kid in the .gif posted in this thread.   I know it was the same one because it was molting and I compared the molt patterns back at the time.  So... yeah.   There's no boardwalk exception.   Too close is too close.
 
2022-06-29 7:11:17 AM  
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2022-06-29 7:38:27 AM  
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2022-06-29 7:46:56 AM  

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No, it says a GOOD guy with horns
 
2022-06-29 7:54:05 AM  
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2022-06-29 7:54:27 AM  

Valter: East Idaho sounds like a place I don't want to be.


Well if you ever wanted to start your own militia....
 
2022-06-29 7:57:03 AM  

felching pen: Post these videos nonstop on a screen at every entrance, along with anonymized copies of the emergency room/funeral home bills.

/It won't stop the really stupid ones.
//Humans, I mean.
///Darwin bait.


Haven't been there in a while. but when I was, I was handed a flyer similar to this one at the gate.

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At the visitor's center, there was a video of a guy getting tossed into the trees by a bison.
 
2022-06-29 7:59:50 AM  

jmr61: Need to see more but it appears they were on a boardwalk and not being stupid. And he was protecting a kid. Just wrong place at the wrong time.


They should never have been that close.
 
2022-06-29 8:02:49 AM  

jmr61: Need to see more but it appears they were on a boardwalk and not being stupid. And he was protecting a kid. Just wrong place at the wrong time.


When I visited Yellowstone, there was a bison just hanging out on one of the boardwalks taking a nap. There was a ranger nearby telling us to go a different way.
You don't go near wild animals.

Dude probably told the kid to get closer to get a cool picture.
 
2022-06-29 8:21:52 AM  
Looks like Gramps said "Fark that!" and abandoned the kid to be trampled by the buffalo. The father (maybe) ran to grab the kid and got gored. They all get F's for being that close anyway, but Gramps gets another F for being a George Costanza and the father (maybe) gets an A for saving the kid.
 
2022-06-29 8:22:45 AM  

Hugh Manatee: felching pen: Post these videos nonstop on a screen at every entrance, along with anonymized copies of the emergency room/funeral home bills.

/It won't stop the really stupid ones.
//Humans, I mean.
///Darwin bait.

Haven't been there in a while. but when I was, I was handed a flyer similar to this one at the gate.

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At the visitor's center, there was a video of a guy getting tossed into the trees by a bison.


Good flyer, but there are no buffalo in Yellowstone.
 
2022-06-29 8:25:38 AM  
Bison are unpredictable and can run three times faster than humans, according to the park.

"C'mon, they're just like a big cow!", exclaims visitors unaware that cows, too, are unpredictable and can run as fast as 25 miles per hour. One of the reasons cows don't kill you and everyone you love is that we spent about ten thousand years breeding them into relative complacency, and yet they still kill about a couple of dozen people a year in the U.S.

Bison aren't cows. Bison don't like you.
 
2022-06-29 8:26:40 AM  

Warthog: alexanderplatz: Holy farking shiat it looks like there's a small child in that group of idiotic and negligent adults. Did I see that right?

Yeah.  And I think the adult who got gored might have been coming to the defense of the kid.  None of them should have been that close.


To be fair, the adult who got gored also placed the kid in mortal danger, so it's only fair.
 
Juc
2022-06-29 8:32:49 AM  
Guy was lucky he didn't get thrown 20 feet straight up too.
Bison are pretty strong, but pretty tasty too
 
2022-06-29 8:41:27 AM  
"Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild and can be dangerous when approached," the release said. "When an animal is near a campsite, trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space. Stay more than 25 yards away from all large animals and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.

I'm still surprised the advised distances are that small for animals that can run 30+ mph.  They'll cover that 100 yards in 6-7 seconds.  How far can you and people with you (assuming you care about them) make it in that time?
 
2022-06-29 8:49:00 AM  

Juc: Guy was lucky he didn't get thrown 20 feet straight up too.
Bison are pretty strong, but pretty tasty too


Oh, they remember.

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2022-06-29 8:50:35 AM  

jmr61: Need to see more but it appears they were on a boardwalk and not being stupid. And he was protecting a kid. Just wrong place at the wrong time.


Assuming the Park Service has trained all the critters to not cross boardwalks is a big part of the problem.
 
2022-06-29 8:52:28 AM  
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2022-06-29 8:55:56 AM  
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2022-06-29 8:56:02 AM  

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That's the first time I've heard (or read) "touron." Nice.
 
2022-06-29 8:56:29 AM  

New Rising Sun: "Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild and can be dangerous when approached," the release said. "When an animal is near a campsite, trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space. Stay more than 25 yards away from all large animals and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.

I'm still surprised the advised distances are that small for animals that can run 30+ mph.  They'll cover that 100 yards in 6-7 seconds.  How far can you and people with you (assuming you care about them) make it in that time?


After I've tripped them over?  30-35 yards, max.
 
2022-06-29 9:21:57 AM  

jmr61: Need to see more but it appears they were on a boardwalk and not being stupid. And he was protecting a kid. Just wrong place at the wrong time.


Doesn't matter where they were, bison always have the right of way. If they're on a boardwalk you avoid the boardwalk. If they're on the trail you make a wide arc around them if possible. Tourists who think they're magically safe because they're on a man-made path are in for a hard lesson. These dummies got way too close.
 
2022-06-29 9:34:02 AM  

New Rising Sun: "Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild and can be dangerous when approached," the release said. "When an animal is near a campsite, trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space. Stay more than 25 yards away from all large animals and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.

I'm still surprised the advised distances are that small for animals that can run 30+ mph.  They'll cover that 100 yards in 6-7 seconds.  How far can you and people with you (assuming you care about them) make it in that time?


I suspect it has less to do with animal speed and more to do with how far various species are prone to run in order to mess with the hairless bipedal interlopers.
 
2022-06-29 9:38:12 AM  
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2022-06-29 9:39:32 AM  

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2022-06-29 9:41:44 AM  

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No, it says a GOOD guy with horns


I know but it would be fun to watch that guy take on a bison.
 
2022-06-29 9:43:16 AM  
What did the animal say after the ambulance took the guy away?
...
Bison
 
2022-06-29 9:56:47 AM  

jmr61: Need to see more but it appears they were on a boardwalk and not being stupid. And he was protecting a kid. Just wrong place at the wrong time.


"The 34-year-old was walking with his family on the boardwalk when the bull bison charged the group, according to a park news release. Officials say family members did not leave the area and the animal continued to charge before goring the man."

How many times would the Bison have to charge your group before you said, "You know what, the Bison seems agitated and is focused on us.. Maybe we should leave.."

I don't know, it just feels like the equivalent of seeing a guy on the street waiving a knife around and saying, "Leave? Why? What's he gonna do?  Stab me?"
 
2022-06-29 10:13:45 AM  
HIT EM AGAIN!

And the park is only half-open, and they're rationing entry.   I'm not going to tell you how, because I hope you drive 600 miles blindly, using only the map on your phone like a guiding beacon, to find out that you can't get in the park today.

TAKE THAT, PEAK CONSUMERS
 
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