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(USA Today)   It's been a crazy season in the Yellowstone Dumbass League™, and going into the stretch the Bison seek to extend their lead   (usatoday.com) divider line
    More: Scary, United States, Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service, California Privacy Rights, Ethical Principles, Privacy policy, Fremont County, Idaho, National park  
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2022-08-11 7:40:04 PM  
Imagine the shock of seeing YOUR mom and dad in a USA Today article.  They're such an embarrassment to our last name.
 
2022-08-11 7:41:22 PM  
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2022-08-11 7:45:08 PM  
I bet it was Tuesday.
 
2022-08-11 7:46:46 PM  
This is the problem we have today. Well meaning people constantly getting in the way of Darwin.
 
2022-08-11 7:50:42 PM  
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2022-08-11 7:52:12 PM  
I'm on team Bison.
 
2022-08-11 8:01:00 PM  
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Mandatory for all "Tourons"
 
2022-08-11 8:03:39 PM  
I have been to Yellowstone National Park.

It is great.....BUT IT IS NOT DISNEY!!!
 
2022-08-11 8:03:55 PM  
Do not pet the Murder Death Floof.
 
2022-08-11 8:04:03 PM  

skinink: I bet it was Tuesday.


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2022-08-11 8:04:46 PM  

Trocadero: skinink: I bet it was Tuesday.

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LOL!
 
2022-08-11 8:11:15 PM  
About 5 hours north/northwest is the National Bison Range near Arlee, MT.   Even in my car I didn't feel very safe.  Most of the herd was right on/around the road (a one-way unpaved loop) with several calves.  If Mama got angry with me, her horns were right around the same height as my shoulder/face.  No skinny layer of safety glass was stopping that.

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2022-08-11 8:20:33 PM  
There's daily traffic jams up and down Hayden Valley caused by tourists stopping their cars right there in the road, getting out and milling about like a bunch of clueless a-holes. And every time, I sit there in my car, clasping my hands and filing some petitionary prayers to the great noodley one up-way-so-high to make today the day a majestic bison gets to help a tourist have some life altering realizations at the end of his pointy horns
 
2022-08-11 8:23:19 PM  
I don't even like to get close to calm bison. Two fighting males? Faaaark that.
 
2022-08-11 8:47:54 PM  

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Mandatory for all "Tourons"


Updated for a post-covid world.

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2022-08-11 8:52:59 PM  
Also, obligatory.

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2022-08-11 9:03:58 PM  

skinink: I bet it was Tuesday.


To the bison, sure. To the tourists, it was the most important day of their lives.
 
2022-08-11 9:06:23 PM  

kittyhas1000legs: About 5 hours north/northwest is the National Bison Range near Arlee, MT.   Even in my car I didn't feel very safe.  Most of the herd was right on/around the road (a one-way unpaved loop) with several calves.  If Mama got angry with me, her horns were right around the same height as my shoulder/face.  No skinny layer of safety glass was stopping that.

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You can picture the calf, saying, "Ooooooh, now you've done it...."
 
2022-08-11 9:07:39 PM  

iheartscotch: Do not pet the Murder Death Floof.


Do you think that's the actual code the LAPD would use in "Demolition Man?"
 
2022-08-11 9:16:19 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: There's daily traffic jams up and down Hayden Valley caused by tourists stopping their cars right there in the road, getting out and milling about like a bunch of clueless a-holes. And every time, I sit there in my car, clasping my hands and filing some petitionary prayers to the great noodley one up-way-so-high to make today the day a majestic bison gets to help a tourist have some life altering realizations at the end of his pointy horns


Been there thought that.
 
2022-08-11 9:16:32 PM  
No more stupid than the ones who try to soak in the hot geyser water and cook to death
 
2022-08-11 9:47:06 PM  

stevenvictx: No more stupid than the ones who try to soak in the hot geyser water and cook to death


C'mon, how often does one get poached moron?
*looks at reports - at least 22 folks dead, many more injured*
...oh. Oh, wow. And many of them were not merely accidental...

God damn, we are stupid, sometimes...
 
2022-08-11 9:50:37 PM  
I didn't read TFA, but I gather a human, an instance of Homo Sapiens, got too close to another, intrinsically dangerous, life form.

If they have not procreated, here's hoping they reached the grave.

If they have procreated, then hopefully they were mangled enough to serve as a constant reminder to their unfortunate issue that common sense is not one of the flags of their cretinous estate.

And to others? Let them be a glass, magnifying the low lands of our Sapient kind.

Any human who saunters into a territory filled with large, free roaming beasts deserves a gutting.
 
2022-08-11 10:30:39 PM  

kittyhas1000legs: About 5 hours north/northwest is the National Bison Range near Arlee, MT.   Even in my car I didn't feel very safe.  Most of the herd was right on/around the road (a one-way unpaved loop) with several calves.  If Mama got angry with me, her horns were right around the same height as my shoulder/face.  No skinny layer of safety glass was stopping that.

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We were there a couple of weeks ago. We drove the shorter loop, but we want to go back and do the longer loop. We looked up the two hiking trails that are at the top of the longer loop. Of the Bitterroot Trail, it says: 

"This short trail is one of the only places within the Wildlife Refuge where you're allowed to leave your car to roam with buffalo." That just sounds like a really bad idea. It goes on:

"The trail itself is an excellent place to get out of the car and stretch your legs. Keep in mind that you'll be entering into an open area with wild animals. It is important to keep the bison in mind as you make your way down the path. Take care not to startle the animals by talking or making other noise as you travel, and should you see one close up, just back away. Mostly, the animals will ignore your presence."

Have you ever done these two hikes?


That sounds like a really bad idea
 
2022-08-11 10:57:08 PM  

kp1230: kittyhas1000legs: About 5 hours north/northwest is the National Bison Range near Arlee, MT.   Even in my car I didn't feel very safe.  Most of the herd was right on/around the road (a one-way unpaved loop) with several calves.  If Mama got angry with me, her horns were right around the same height as my shoulder/face.  No skinny layer of safety glass was stopping that.

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We were there a couple of weeks ago. We drove the shorter loop, but we want to go back and do the longer loop. We looked up the two hiking trails that are at the top of the longer loop. Of the Bitterroot Trail, it says: 

"This short trail is one of the only places within the Wildlife Refuge where you're allowed to leave your car to roam with buffalo." That just sounds like a really bad idea. It goes on:

"The trail itself is an excellent place to get out of the car and stretch your legs. Keep in mind that you'll be entering into an open area with wild animals. It is important to keep the bison in mind as you make your way down the path. Take care not to startle the animals by talking or making other noise as you travel, and should you see one close up, just back away. Mostly, the animals will ignore your presence."

Have you ever done these two hikes?


That sounds like a really bad idea


My wife and I have done both on multiple occasions.  The first hike is a little longer, and feels like a more likely place to run into a bison or bear.  The second hike has a pit toilet, then goes to the very top of the mountain.  There are some picnic tables and some spectacular views.  Biggest thing I've seen up there is a white tailed deer, but it was MUCH more skittish than the deer that wander Missoula.
 
2022-08-11 11:05:39 PM  

kittyhas1000legs: My wife and I have done both on multiple occasions. The first hike is a little longer, and feels like a more likely place to run into a bison or bear. The second hike has a pit toilet, then goes to the very top of the mountain. There are some picnic tables and some spectacular views. Biggest thing I've seen up there is a white tailed deer, but it was MUCH more skittish than the deer that wander Missoula.


Even if you don't do the short hikes, the longer loop is absolutely worth it.  I just recommend an automatic transmission for the drive, and multiple cameras.
 
2022-08-11 11:18:32 PM  
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2022-08-11 11:23:45 PM  

kittyhas1000legs: kittyhas1000legs: My wife and I have done both on multiple occasions. The first hike is a little longer, and feels like a more likely place to run into a bison or bear. The second hike has a pit toilet, then goes to the very top of the mountain. There are some picnic tables and some spectacular views. Biggest thing I've seen up there is a white tailed deer, but it was MUCH more skittish than the deer that wander Missoula.

Even if you don't do the short hikes, the longer loop is absolutely worth it.  I just recommend an automatic transmission for the drive, and multiple cameras.


Thanks! We're hoping to do the longer loop in the fall. We were just up against a time constraint that day and didn't want to feel rushed. We did have time to stop in Missoula at Notorious P.I.G. for some awesome barbecue, though.
 
2022-08-11 11:46:58 PM  

kp1230: kittyhas1000legs: kittyhas1000legs: My wife and I have done both on multiple occasions. The first hike is a little longer, and feels like a more likely place to run into a bison or bear. The second hike has a pit toilet, then goes to the very top of the mountain. There are some picnic tables and some spectacular views. Biggest thing I've seen up there is a white tailed deer, but it was MUCH more skittish than the deer that wander Missoula.

Even if you don't do the short hikes, the longer loop is absolutely worth it.  I just recommend an automatic transmission for the drive, and multiple cameras.

Thanks! We're hoping to do the longer loop in the fall. We were just up against a time constraint that day and didn't want to feel rushed. We did have time to stop in Missoula at Notorious P.I.G. for some awesome barbecue, though.


As you pass through Arlee, if you have another hour or two, stop at the Ewam Garden of One Thousand Buddhas.  I'll probably be at the (interfaith) peace festival on Sept 10th.

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2022-08-12 12:07:25 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: kp1230: kittyhas1000legs: kittyhas1000legs: My wife and I have done both on multiple occasions. The first hike is a little longer, and feels like a more likely place to run into a bison or bear. The second hike has a pit toilet, then goes to the very top of the mountain. There are some picnic tables and some spectacular views. Biggest thing I've seen up there is a white tailed deer, but it was MUCH more skittish than the deer that wander Missoula.

Even if you don't do the short hikes, the longer loop is absolutely worth it.  I just recommend an automatic transmission for the drive, and multiple cameras.

Thanks! We're hoping to do the longer loop in the fall. We were just up against a time constraint that day and didn't want to feel rushed. We did have time to stop in Missoula at Notorious P.I.G. for some awesome barbecue, though.

As you pass through Arlee, if you have another hour or two, stop at the Ewam Garden of One Thousand Buddhas.  I'll probably be at the (interfaith) peace festival on Sept 10th.

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I would love to see that. I've heard many wonderful things about it.
 
2022-08-12 1:44:08 AM  

stevenvictx: No more stupid than the ones who try to soak in the hot geyser water and cook to death


A few years ago a dude fell in and farking dissolved
 
2022-08-12 4:06:00 AM  
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2022-08-12 4:08:22 AM  
Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo
Geyser geyser
Snek a snek
Ooo it's a snek
 
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