Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Animal Wednesday: Buffalos
We got there, joined the line for pancakes and sausages, coffee and chocolate, and found the most ideal, advantageous place to view the excitement to come. Cowboys on horses and cowboys in four wheel drive trucks were busy out in the wild doing their rounding up jobs. And we patiently waited.
And waited. And waited. ....................finally around 11:00 a.m. we started to feel a rush of energy come over the crowd. People rushed the fence for a closer view. And THEN we SAW THEM...1500 BUFFALO came over the hill being rounded up by the very authentic cowboys, and we saw one passel of buffalo split off from the huge group and made a last ditch effort to escape being corralled.
But, they didn't have a chance. Those cowboys were right on it and soon even those clever buffalo were rounded up and led into the corral.
Why this round up you ask?
They were to be given shots, and then divided some to be auctioned off to private and corporate herds.
A long day, but an exciting experience!