365 Days of Photos – Day 189

Look what I saw today!

I was on a group bike ride. We were just rolling up to a rest area and I noticed this white buffalo across the road.

white buffalo

I have no idea if buffalo  are aggressive. His friend grunted at me a little bit but this guy seemed quite pleasant! Besides sticking his tongue out at me!!

Is he sticking his tongue out at me?!

Is he sticking his tongue out at me?!

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13 thoughts on “365 Days of Photos – Day 189

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    If I can just get a bit technical here. ..
    This is a bison (Latin is ‘bison bison’ funny!) Not a buffalo. It is common mistake here. Buffalo are in Africa. However, yes as Thumbsup already posted, American Natives covet the white bison as a spiritual creature.
    Please excuse the long comment, I think Mr. Nugent said it best:

    Well, listen everybody
    To what I got to say.
    There’s hope for tomorrow,
    If we wake up today.

    Well, it happened long ago,
    In the new magic land
    The Indians and the buffalo
    They existed hand in hand
    Well, the Indians needed food
    And skins for a roof.
    Only took what they needed
    Millions of buffalo were the proof

    I said, hey!

    But then came the white man,
    With his thick and empty head.
    He couldn’t see past the billfold,
    He wanted all the buffalo dead.

    So the Indians had a fear
    There we no buffalo to be found
    The magic seemed to be missing
    It started to look like a burial ground

    But above the canyon walls
    Strong eyes did glow
    The leader of the land
    The great white buffalo
    The great white buffalo
    Great white buffalo

    Well, he got the battered herd
    And he led ’em ‘cross the land
    With the great white buffalo,
    They gonna make a final stand

    Now, listen everybody
    To what I’ve got to say
    There’s hope for tomorrow,
    We wake up on today.
    There’s hope for tomorrow
    If we wake up today

    The great white buffalo
    The great white buffalo
    The great white buffalo

    Reply
    1. treerabold Post author

      Thank you Plant Girl for the correction. I had no idea there was a difference.
      I also appreciate you taking time to sing to me this morning!!

      “Then came the white man, with his thick and empty head.”
      The acres of land, the countless creatures and the endless numbers of cultures….all destroyed by the “white man.” In the name of progress? God? Financial gain?
      Devastating and unforgivable!

      Reply

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