Friday, August 4, 2017

Wild Bison Closeup

I had a strange feeling I should go over to Broken Kettle Grasslands and look around a bit. I've been going there a lot this summer, but I had a special feeling this time in the late afternoon. I didn't know what I'd find, but I thought it might be something special.

There is an area there where a lone bison has been hanging out for some reason. I shared pictures of that one with you before. So this time I slowed my truck down a bit to see if he was still there. Maybe I could get some better pictures of him. Yup, he was there.

But when I looked off to the distant hills in the background, I saw what I was really looking for. There was the whole herd on the top of the hills. It was easiest to see them at the top, but I saw them everywhere on the hill. Some were coming down too.

My newest episode of Rat TV features these bison that I saw this day. I made this one a little more entertaining, like the last one. I've decided that I'm going to produce many of my videos in this way from now on. I'll still share some raw video from time to time, but I think this new way is more fun for everyone.

On my second drive through on my way back through the road here I saw that the other bison had made their way down the hill. It looks like they had come all the way down to retrieve their lost friend. He had been gone from the herd for many days. Now they had come to take him home.

I'm not sure these wild bison are very used to humans, so I tried to stay as quiet as possible and tried not to disturb them. Even though they never really came very close to where I was standing, they were close enough for some decent pictures.

I haven't been back there since this visit, but I'll go back in a few days. Who knows? Maybe they're still there. Maybe the rest of the herd has even come down from the top of the hills. Or maybe they have returned to the wilder parts of the grasslands. I guess I'll find out then. I'll talk to you later.


  1. Agust 5th is Bison Days at Neal Smith nature preserve. They have elk also.

  2. How cool that you got to see a whole herd of these guys!

  3. I guess that one needs to go off for a little bison me time😆

  4. The bison, I think, needs some quiet time.
    There is a poet in the making.
    Or perhaps, Alice's stories ...

  5. Hello, awesome post. I enjoyed seeing the buffalo, they reminded me of my trip to Yellowstone. Great photos and post. Happy weekend to you!

  6. That is awesome you got some great photos!

  7. That is a huge bison herd! Great to see. I enjoyed the video too, really gave a good idea of the topography of your area. I had to watch with sound off so maybe you said something about this, but I also spied that pretty white flower you showed in your later post.

  8. COOL! they are awesome creatures. Just make sure you don't get too close or make eye contact!