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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

MWT – Grand Canyon, Where the Beefalo Roam

There is no such thing as Buffalo in America. You have to go to Asia or Africa to see true Buffalo. There are Bison. They can be seen at Custer State Park, Yellowstone and Wind Cave National Parks and privately owned ranches, but not at Grand Canyon.
01 Beefalo Hwy 67 S NR GRCA NP AZ (764x1024) 

20 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Interesting post, I knew none of that. Love that sky:-) Diane

Small City Scenes said...

Oh give me a home
Where the Beefalo roam.............
just doesn't sound right.
Good article. MB

blog with no name said...

Those people have no idea that those animals can get up and run faster than they can get back to their vehicles.

"City folk"... Oh well, guess that's part of nature's way of weeding out the "not so smart"...

Francisca said...

I must admit the song came to my mind too. And I had no idea there are not buffalo on your continent. Super series of photos - I love to learn. Looks like you have a few "visitors" who seek to learn the painful way.

dowhatyoulove said...

hehe, I always call it natural selection when the people get too close.

They are interesting animals to watch!

Craver Vii said...

"Tourons." That's funny. I see what you mean, though.

Shrinky said...

Some great photography here - and I never knew Buffalo didn't exist over your way. Sure looks a wonderful part of the world to be in - unless you're a Touron (wink)!

Barb said...

I noticed that not only were adults getting too close to the Beefalo, they were also taking their children with them! Very interesting, Gaelyn - I had no knowledge of this herd. If I were a Beefalo, I wouldn't stray too far from the beautiful Vermilion Cliffs!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Yes we have some Bison herds around our area, although I have yet to see any. Interesting post thanks.

Mary R said...

What an exciting nature-loving adventurous life you lead... I have so many fond memories of traveling with my family in the RV when I was younger. I'd love to do the same again some day.

I live in Okinawa now, and we often see water buffalo in fields and the side of the road.

Looking forward to reading more of your stories!

Elaine said...

The people who approach wild animals like that are really not too bright. It's amazing that more people aren't injured.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You are probably not going to like this comment Gaelyn, but as far as I am concerned, they should kill and wipe out all the cross-breeds. I do not believe in it. Sorry!!

Tourists can be a pain in the you-know-what. We have the same problem in Kruger then they want to cry if they get hurt. People can be so damn stupid!!

Bibi said...

What a super-interesting post. I learned a lot.

Firefly said...

Now there was a lesson that this Saffa didn't know. Of cause down here we know the Cape Buffalo, which is one of the Big 5, very well as you find them on our game reserves.

dAwN said...

Oh Give me a Hoooomeee where the Beefalo Roammmmmm....

Great information Gaelyn!

Jo said...

What an interesting post, Gaelyn;) I've never heard of beefalo, now I have! I will send your link to my darling when he comes in later. Oh boy, people are so silly to get out in a wildlife area. And then, as Joan says, they want to cry (and have the animals destroyed) when they are hurt. Bless you my friend. (((Hugs))) Jo

Carol said...

and if those tourists get too close..you will definately have "Beefalo Jam".

Carol said...

and if those tourists get too close..you will definately have "Beefalo Jam".

Abraham Lincoln said...

My favorite animal. I even wrote a book about them.

Janie said...

Interesting to hear the history of how this beefalo herd came to be on the north rim.
I love the term "touron"!

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