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Sun May 15, 2016, 07:50 AM

 

It wasn't me. Honest, it wasn't me.

http://www.eastidahonews.com/2016/05/yellowstone-tourists-worried-bison-calf-is-cold-so-they-put-it-in-their-car/


YELLOWSTONE TOURISTS PUT BISON CALF IN CAR BECAUSE THEY’RE WORRIED IT’S COLD



Richardson says on Monday, as students were being taught at Lamar Buffalo Ranch, a father and son pulled up at the ranger station with a bison calf in their SUV.

“They were demanding to speak with a ranger,” Richardson tells EastIdahoNews.com. “They were seriously worried that the calf was freezing and dying.” Rob Heusevelet, a father of a student, told the men to remove the bison from their car and warned they could be in trouble for having the animal.

“They didn’t care,” Heusevelet says. “They sincerely thought they were doing a service and helping that calf by trying to save it from the cold.”

Law enforcement rangers were called and the father-and-son tourists, who were from another country, were ticketed. Heusevelet says the rangers followed the pair back to where they had picked up the bison, and the animal was released.




I did have an incredible time on my trip though, and will post some pics starting tomorrow.

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Reply It wasn't me. Honest, it wasn't me. (Original post)
Scuba May 2016 OP
randome May 2016 #1
jtuck004 May 2016 #2
Cryptoad May 2016 #3
left-of-center2012 May 2016 #4
randome May 2016 #5
packman May 2016 #6
lonestarnot May 2016 #7
panader0 May 2016 #8
Shrike47 May 2016 #9
Kokonoe May 2016 #10
Scuba May 2016 #12
Kokonoe May 2016 #15
Scuba May 2016 #16
Duppers May 2016 #17
eggplant May 2016 #14
Rex May 2016 #21
PatrynXX May 2016 #11
OnyxCollie May 2016 #13
malaise May 2016 #18
Scuba May 2016 #19
Cooley Hurd May 2016 #20

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 08:02 AM

1. Yeah. It was you.

 

[hr][font color="blue"][center]Stop looking for heroes. BE one.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 08:52 AM

2. Yessir, we got the rental return back, but can you explain the hoofprints all over the

 

inside of the van?



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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 09:08 AM

3. Daily Proof Positive

that the Mean IQ has fallen below 60!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 09:24 AM

4. How did bison survive for thousands of years without cars?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Sun May 15, 2016, 09:30 AM

5. It's evolution. Continue this for a few hundred thousand years and they WILL be able to drive.

 

[hr][font color="blue"][center]Stop looking for heroes. BE one.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 09:35 AM

6. Was the Buffalo from buffalo who was buffaloed?

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 09:42 AM

7. What did they intend to do, ship it to death valley?

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 09:46 AM

8. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos of your trip.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 09:59 AM

9. I bet there a lot more buffalo calves for them to rescue in Yellowstone. Next time, hotel room!

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 10:27 AM

10. Sad ending.

The next day was 8 degrees and the calf died of exposure.

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Response to Kokonoe (Reply #10)

Sun May 15, 2016, 10:41 AM

12. Source please.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #12)

Sun May 15, 2016, 11:18 AM

15. From reading the comments of the article.

I have no access now, but it said the mother died and it had malnutrition.
Sorry about posting, but had to solely for the interest of animal welfare.

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Response to Kokonoe (Reply #15)

Sun May 15, 2016, 11:29 AM

16. Hearsay.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #16)

Sun May 15, 2016, 07:14 PM

17. The problem I saw when 1st reading/seeing pic

Is how could anyone take this calf with his/her mother around. That would've been impossible! Wild animals are extremely protective and combative. And buffalos have been known to die of exposure, especially if their food source is low.

I hope the rangers didn't make a mistake.


Btw, glad you enjoyed Yellowstone; it was my favorite national park--it has everything!


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Response to Kokonoe (Reply #10)

Sun May 15, 2016, 10:52 AM

14. Dysentery.

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Response to Kokonoe (Reply #10)

Mon May 16, 2016, 05:49 PM

21. Not true, the calf had to be put down since it could not be integrated back into the group.

 

Besides, I know that was a joke.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 10:39 AM

11. face palm

well if they tried that with an adult then they wouldn't be talking to the authorities would they X_X then again I'm surprised they are still alive. I'd suggest not coming back to that park because the mother might recognize the car/suv that stole her child

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 10:42 AM

13. Buffaloes need sweaters!

 

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun May 15, 2016, 07:18 PM

18. Ok but did you run into those morons?

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Response to malaise (Reply #18)

Mon May 16, 2016, 05:25 AM

19. Seems doubtful. It's a big, big park and as early as we visited we didn't see a lot of others ....

 

... but many (most?) of the tourists we saw were foreign visitors, so who knows?

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