Thursday, June 23, 2011

Oh Give Me A Home...

Where the Buffalo roam....

I thought you might like to meet our neighbors.


Up until last year, cattle used to graze in this big pasture.


One day the cattle disappeared and this herd of American Bison (Buffalo) showed up.


The herd has grown, thanks to the Big Daddy Buffalo who stands guard over his family.



These youngsters are curious about us and come up to the fence to check us out.


In the background is a mama and  her new calf. This baby is only a few hours old.


This guy is scratching his head on the post.

Now really, would you trespass here?


Can you image herds of millions of these big guys roaming freely?




It must have been quite a sight.

19 comments:

SissySees said...

We used to have a herd about a mile up the road. Impressive creatures!

Anny said...

Is sure is some sight... do becareful of them horns and don't get too near ya...

Tracy said...

Uh, NO, I would not even think of trespassing! They are certainly pretty and the young ones are so precious!
thanks for sharing with us!

Stella said...

These critters are famous for having bad tempers, especially when there are baby ones of them around, so you Porties be careful!

My Mom likes to think of the days when buffalo roamed the world (and its not unusual to see a field of them these days.)

Kisses,
Stella

Marjie said...

I really do need to post the pictures from our visit to the Terry Bison Ranch! We love them, and learned a lot about them.

These are actually Western American Bison. Their larger cousins, the Eastern American Bison, were all killed off by 1800. The city of Buffalo had a reason for its name!

Jan said...

I remember stories about how 19th century men used to ride trains to the Great Plains and shoot hundreds of these animals and just let them rot in the field.

I guess they would litter up civilization if they all still roamed.

Pet Portraits By Becky said...

What a wonderful site. I think they are Beautiful animals. I also love the top picture of the mom and her pups running. They are so cut.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We absolutely would respect the No Tresspassing sign. We like those huge animals on the OTHER side of the fence!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

scotsmad said...

Anyone dumb enough to tresspass, probably needs to be eliminated from the gene pool!

Great looking animals. We watched a show last night that has computer generated pictures of the vast herds in the past.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Oh, maybe you'd better not chase them.

Rubie said...

We don't see many of them here! My mum saw some in the wildlife park and they are big and mean lookin'.

They seems to like it there though!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Maggie Mae said...

Dose buffalo is AMAZING! How lucky you is to lives so close to a whole herd!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

They are really big creatures!!! Mom says she saw buffalo in the show at the Dixie Stampede in Branson. We think we might keep our distance from those big horns.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Benny and Lily said...

are buffalo burgers good?
Snuggles,
Benny & Lily

Zona said...

WOW - you have SUPER cool neighbors! And yes, I will make sure we get pictures of my baby brother up as soon as he decides to arrive!! We're so anxious to meet him.

Wags,
Zona

rottrover said...

It must have been something to see...

parlance said...

Oh, lovely! The babies especially.

Nichole said...

What beauties!!!!!!! :) I just FINALLY splurged on a skein of buffalo gold yarn and need to pick something nice to knit.

soulbrush said...

oh my goodness, and when I think of our neighbours...two noisy kids and a scrappy unkempt garden...I would rather have the buffalo.

Persephone and Buster said...

Heavens, those guys have BIG noses! Do they ever get loose? We've got a Beefalo ranch down the road from our Grandma's place in New Hampshire, but your new neighbors look a bit wilder.

Cheers,

Buster, Sephie, Bailey & Gracie