Saturday, March 20, 2010


Buffalo, originally uploaded by mhall209.

We live in an area with a lot of livestock. Mostly beef and sheep, but there are a number of herds of goats, and an occasional poultry farm. But just east of our home is an interesting ranch. They raise Christmas trees and buffalo! It is a pretty big ranch, so sometimes you can see the buffalo, and other times you can't. The herd was pretty close to the road this afternoon so I was able to get this shot.

A while back one of the buffalo got out of the fenced area and was wandering around the town. It ended up in someones front yard eating apples off of the apple tree. Well the lady who lived in the house wasn't going to stand for some buffalo eating all of her apples, so she went out in the yard to shoo the buffalo away. This probably was not the smartest thing this lady did that week! The buffalo tore her open, literally! At the time I was an EMT with the local fire dept. and was one of the first to arrive to help the lady. Our first question? Not "are you all right." Not "where does it hurt." Not "what happened." We asked "Where is the buffalo!"

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