Grizzly chasing a buffalo

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Grizzly chasing a buffalo

Postby rking007 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:24 pm

Has anyone seen this? Totally amazing. The image of just the grizzly is seriously a nightmare...

http://www.ktvq.com/mobile/news/the-bison-got-away/
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Re: Grizzly chasing a buffalo

Postby Iguru » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:39 am

That buffalo was going to be a carcass soon anyway, the grizzly just wanted a head start on scavenging. 8)
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Re: Grizzly chasing a buffalo

Postby TakeMeToYourSummit » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:55 am

No Grizzlies in Colorado... FINE by me!
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Re: Grizzly chasing a buffalo

Postby ThuChad » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:17 pm

These two have actually had a confrontation before. It looks like the tables were turned this time.

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Re: Grizzly chasing a buffalo

Postby jdorje » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:31 pm

Wow. That is one seriously messed up buffalo. They should put that picture on all the "don't walk on thermal area" signs.
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Re: Grizzly chasing a buffalo

Postby MUni Rider » Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:57 pm

The buffalo got away, survived until the park service shot him. Not a good day for him.
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Re: Grizzly chasing a buffalo

Postby rking007 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:11 pm

ThuChad wrote:These two have actually had a confrontation before. It looks like the tables were turned this time.



Okay, I stand completely corrected. This is totally amazing. But still...

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I think I would rather fall off the diamond than know that this was the end...
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Re: Grizzly chasing a buffalo

Postby cheeseburglar » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:47 pm

If I was in that situation, I'd have run the buffalo over to save the grizzly the trouble of the chase.
But I drive a pretty junky vehicle. Maybe this guy has a nice vehicle and forgot his handgun. He could have at least shot the buffalo.
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Re: Grizzly chasing a buffalo

Postby Mark A Steiner » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:05 pm

Maybe this was "Mack" the Grizzly from Honey Smoked Fish Co. - after he ran out of salmon. Speculation - not the bear facts.
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Re: Grizzly chasing a buffalo

Postby TallGrass » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:21 pm

cheeseburglar wrote:If I was in that situation, I'd have run the buffalo over to save the grizzly the trouble of the chase.

Reminds me of this sign in Alaska.
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This one causes me more concern. :wft:
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