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Old 05-16-2016, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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tragic, I've heard the mother buffalo will kick a baby out of the nest because a human touched it
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Or calf-napping? They did take it to the park rangers according to articles I saw. But still...really? No ill intention, but again...really? Tourists (foreign) not thinking.
I know. It is amazing. I was stunned at Yellowstone more than once watching tourists get VERY close to full grown bison.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Musta been city folk...
LOL. I'll be a tad vague here, but I remember an incident back in college when we were on a paleontology field trip. We were driving along and one of the student screamed (and yes, actually screamed) to stop the car, stop the car, stop the car! The rest of us and the professor had visions of an appendicitis attack or something along those lines. Instead the young guy (probably about 19) jumped out of the car looking out in the field where 2 cattle were mating. "What is happening, what is happening!?!?" He was stunned. Of course, our western NYS state college had quite a few New York City kids. Sort of an east meets west type of college.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:37 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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And the mother Bison didn't disassemble their car? I think they got away really lucky, assuming that everyone in the calf-nabbing party is still alive.

I've owned domestic cows that would kill you if you picked up their calf. It's hard to imagine a bison standing placidly by and just watching.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:42 AM
 
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Good way to get gored and trampled to death.

Wow. I wouldn't put a baby bison in my car for $5,000.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:46 AM
 
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Hey, it's Yellowstone.

They had a tourist die out there a few years back whose dog jumped into one of those scalding ponds and he jumped in after it.

If there is a way to die there the tourists have found it.

Bear mauling, climb over barriers to get in the river above the falls...that killed 3 in one shot, falling off cliffs, elk, bison etc. etc. etc.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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City people ain't the brightest. I thought it was just common sense that you don't touch a wild animal because it's mother will orphan it if touched by humans. However, When I was living on a dairy farm we had someone call the cops because our cows were out in winter and they thought they were cold.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:58 AM
 
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I am amazed they were able to catch it and put it in their car unless it was really newborn or sick.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:59 AM
 
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tragic, I've heard the mother buffalo will kick a baby out of the nest because a human touched it
That's OK they usually learn to fly before they hit the ground.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I thought it was just common sense that you don't touch a wild animal because it's mother will orphan it if touched by humans.
Bison have too much sense to do that. They orphan YOUR kids instead.

Seriously, I wonder if the calf had been abandoned or had wandered off and become separated from the herd; I can't imagine a bison cow just standing there docilely when a couple of humans wrestle her bawling calf into a car. If the calf wasn't lost/abandoned, these fools are lucky to be alive!

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However, When I was living on a dairy farm we had someone call the cops because our cows were out in winter and they thought they were cold.
And horse people routinely get reported for 'blindfolding" their hoses when they fit them out with fly masks in the summer. Some city folk just don't know what they don't know!
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