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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:21 PM

What is wrong with people??? Woman gored repeatedly by Bison at Yellowstone.


Got within 10 ft to take a picture.

[link:https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/bison-gores-woman-yellowstone-trnd/index.html|

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Reply What is wrong with people??? Woman gored repeatedly by Bison at Yellowstone. (Original post)
flying_wahini Jun 2020 OP
maxsolomon Jun 2020 #1
Wounded Bear Jun 2020 #2
captain queeg Jun 2020 #3
LuvNewcastle Jun 2020 #4
MissB Jun 2020 #9
forthemiddle Jun 2020 #15
MontanaMama Jun 2020 #5
ProfessorGAC Jun 2020 #6
peggysue2 Jun 2020 #7
Ghost Dog Jun 2020 #8
eleny Jun 2020 #10
Xolodno Jun 2020 #11
BannonsLiver Jun 2020 #12
Binkie The Clown Jun 2020 #13
DSandra Jun 2020 #14
VOX Jun 2020 #16
Staph Jun 2020 #17

Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:29 PM

1. They're apes?

Part of Human Nature is misjudging risk.

She took a risk, and lost. At least she's not dead, though. Could have been gored worse!

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:31 PM

2. Ignorance and stupidity are contagious, highly contagious...

also can be genetic, passed down from parents to children.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:36 PM

3. These people shouldn't be allowed out of their cars

I did some pack packing in Glacier Park years ago. Coming up to a swampy lake with a couple moose grazing out in the water. A family of dumb shits went right up to the waters edge to take pictures. It was a couple adults and a calf and they starting charging the idiots. The mud slowed them enough the family got away. I went by there a little later and saw they’d stomped on a couple baby rabbits as they were running away.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:39 PM

4. You takes your pictures,

you takes your chances. I'm not saying I'm glad she got gored, but I'm sure at least one park ranger told her before then that she should stay a safe distance from the wild animals. She learned a life lesson today, still, at 72.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:55 PM

9. They hand you clear leaflets at the entrance.

There’s just no missing the instructions.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:59 PM

15. I was there Friday!

Along with the pamphlet they hand you when you enter the park, there are signs literally everywhere! Including on the walls of the bathroom stalls.

You do not approach the wildlife!

This is 100% the womans fault.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:44 PM

5. I hope it hurt.

Stupid people getting what they deserve. Read the fucking signs in the park. Good grief.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:46 PM

6. Cute Cuddly Buffalo! Awwww!

"Let's take my picture near a one ton wild animal that can run 35mph!"
What could go wrong?

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:46 PM

7. I'd attribute it to the Disneyfication of nature

I've seen this stupidity myself both here in the Smoky Mountains and elsewhere. Too many people expect wild animals to react like cartoon characters. I watched a mother urge her small children to pose beneath a tree where two bear cubs had scrambled to safety as if Mama Bear wouldn't take exception. People in the area warned her and the kids off. The mother's reaction (the human mother)? She was miffed as if the horrified witnesses were busybodies.

My son has reported the same thing while through-hiking out west, how parents will unnecessarily put their kids (and themselves) at risk for some stupid photo on their iPhone. I saw the same mindless behavior at the Grand Canyon, tourists leaping over warning signs for a 'good' shot and/or going against trail advisories for proper footwear, food and drink.

We really are a dumb, arrogant species.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:52 PM

8. Not the species, just poorly-educated tv-addicted

Americans?

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:07 PM

10. My Badlands vacation story

Husband and I were on vacation driving our Blazer through the Badlands. We came upon a lone bison standing on the road looking off into the distance. So we stopped a good distance back to strategize passing the old fella.

As we were figuring out what we'd do a car drove up behind us. A guy in yellow shorts and matching tee steps out of his car with his camera in hand and starts walking fast up the road.

As he got to us, and it was evident that he was going to try and get close enough for a photo of the animal, my husband opened his window and stuck out his arm to stop him. He advised the guy that the bison wasn't Bambi and that there was a reason he was alone.

All I can remember after that is leaning over my husband and yelling, "I don't want to see you die on my vacation!".

Thankfully the guy realized the danger he would have been in and went back to his vehicle. We proceeded slowly past the old bison. He was very big.

This was back around the late 1980s before cell phones. I doubt you get a signal even with a cell out in the middle of that nowhere.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:17 PM

11. Lot of stupid people.

I've been to Yellowstone three times....and every time we encounter Bison, we encounter people competing for the Darwin Awards.

And not just there, in Yosemite, we were hiking. We started at the crack of dawn, trail begins at 7k feet...goes up another 2k and is just over six miles. Great trail to an alpine lake. Up there for about an hour, then we had to head back down, don't want to hike in the dark.

My brother was ahead of us and ran into a family and they asked how much further is the lake...they were barely a half mile in. So he told them they would not make it as he started in the early morning and is just now returning when its almost sunset. Then he looked at them and said "Where's your gear? And water?". They hold up a small little water bottle. He told them if they continue, he would report it to the rangers as they were risking their lives and those who would have to rescue them. Needless to say, they weren't happy.

After he left them, he radio'd me and told me about the situation and asked me to watch out for them. I eventually encountered them and thankfully they were walking back. Radio'd him back that common sense finally won the day.

I strike up questions from time to time with rangers....good grief. One in Yellowstone got asked a question, "What time do they let the animals out?". I have little hope for humanity.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:20 PM

12. There's nothing wrong with her now.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:11 PM

13. People raised in the protected environment of a city

don't realize that nature is dedicated 24/7 to trying to kill you. That's how natural selection works. Raw nature is NOT your friend.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 06:30 PM

14. "Take risks!"

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:01 PM

16. You mess with the bull...

You know the rest.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:17 PM

17. Back in the mid 2000s,

my family and I were traveling west in a Safari mini-van - a scarcely "mini" van.

While driving through Yellowstone, a group of about a dozen bison came down the hillside on our right to cross the road in front of us. One of the males came around the side of our stopped van, snorting mildly, as if we were an obstacle he didn't expect and didn't like. His hump came up most of the way up the window, well over five foot high. We were afraid that he would knock the van over. We were very, very quiet.

I don't think we even got out the cameras!


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