And took some pictures.
I just love the way buffalo look and I’ve driven by them a zillion times and stare like crazy because I find them fascinating. But I never pull over and just take a real look.
I’m especially interested in them because I’ve got a book coming out in October called Buffalo Gal. In fact it might be the other way around. I think my fascination with those buffalo is what inspired the book. I just think they’re the coolest, weirdest creatures. The longer you look at them the stranger they look. The way their heads are so huge and their back ends are so slender, completely at odds with their heads.
It’s like God was just having a good old time when he created them.
Anyway, today I did it. Pulled over. This herd is just outside Winnebago, Nebraska on the Winnebago Indian Reservation.
Look how close this guy is to the fence. I could have gotten really close to them. Instead I just used the zoom lens.
This fence looked pretty sturdy and there’s an inner electric fence,
you can kind of make out the two thin strands of it.
I’m sure the whole time the buffalo was smashing through it he’d be going,
“Ouch, ouch, yowee, yikes, that smarts.”
Then he’d be through and CHARGE!
I just kept flashing on a headline in the Omaha World Herald.
Woman gored to death by buffalo
Mary Connealy, while photographing a buffalo walked right up to it and it killed her. Duh! ***
You know they would.
How could they resist?
If the buffalo hadn’t taken me out,
EVERY PERSON who read that story would think….
“Good riddence, get someone that stupid out of the gene pool.”
I WOULD THINK THAT, TOO! I ADMIT IT!!!
They might hunt down everyone related to me, too, just to strengthen the species.
***(Disclaimer…the above headline is fake. I am alive. The World Herald has never…to my knowledge mocked a person killed regardless of the stupidity of the actions of said dead person)
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