Saturday, October 13, 2012


One summer some years ago, Amalie and I visited several national parks, including Yellowstone.  While we did not take the following photos, they do bring back memories of that trip.

We were astonished at the size and beauty of what is called The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

These are bison; not buffalo.  So, what’s the difference? They are related, but actually differ quite a bit.  Here are just a few examples:  Bison have a large hump, but buffalo do not. The bison horns are sharp and small; buffalo horns are not sharp but long.  The bison have a thick fur, whereas the buffalo has a light fur.  There are many more differences, should you be interested.

This guy has been fishing.  Black bears and grizzlies have dominated the top of the food chain for many years, but ...

...the grey wolf has been re-introduced to Yellowstone, and in packs they offer the bears stiff competition. By the way, in a video I watched, I was really surprised to see how fast the bears can run.

 It’s always a fight for food, and even the birds get in the act.

 I had watched a video about Yellowstone. The bear cubs are fun to watch.

While the wolves and bears are arguing over a carcass, the coyote will sneak in and try to grab something.

The moose is too big and dangerous for the predators to attack, but the little ones can be easy prey.

Going back to the bison, when we were there, we were warned to stay away from all of the wild animals.  They can bite.  Even the smaller ones.  And then the ranger told us of the time that a family with a small boy wanted to put the youngster on the back of a bison so they could take a picture.  Fortunately they were stopped.

Humor --

Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it, too.

 Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?"

A dyslexic man walked into a bra, ...


  1. I have a picture a friend sent me a scan of that he took at ten years old: of being in a line of cars at Yellowstone, and the car in front of them has the window down and a bear leaning in. Apparently people were waiting their turn. Or something. Yow.

  2. Yogi Bear was too good an ambassador.