Tag Archives: bison

Road Block

photograph of a bison standing in the middle of a road

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Blondie

photograph of a blond bison in Yellowstone National Park

 

This bison sat resting on a hillside in Yellowstone National Park when we saw it.  Since most of the bison are dark brown we nicknamed this one Blondie.


American Bison Bull

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photograph of an American bison in Yellowstone National Park

An American bison bull stops to observe his surroundings as he makes his way across a hill in Yellowstone National Park.

The American bison is the only species of bison living in the United States and are abundant in Yellowstone.  They tend to take their time moving across the countryside but they can run up to 30 miles per hour, making them much faster than they look.  If they feel threatened bison will attack with their horns and each year ignorant tourists try to get too close and end up getting hurt.

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Yellowstone Traffic Jam

photograph of a herd of bison taking up the road in Yellowstone National Park

We were traveling north from the Old Faithful area in Yellowstone National Park when we encountered three bison traffic jams in the space of about 1 mile.  The kids thought it was hilarious to watch them walking down the road, holding up traffic.  The bison took their time and would occasionally stop to look at a vehicle as if the cars were out of place.