Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Close to the Road

Buffalo - Linen (1957)

Postmarked 17 August 1957
Springville, UT

Hi Tommie, / We saw some of these animals real close to the road. Some baby ones and big ones. We are having a wonderful time. / Love, Aunt Frances
My cousin and I had a close encounter with buffalo at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge back in the late 1990s. We went down to the refuge for a night wildlife tour, but spent some time hiking first. The buffalo were free range, and we got very close to them.

Picnik collage

Unfortunately, I don't think they liked having their pictures taken. Shortly after we posed for these shots, one of the buffalo charged us, stopping just feet behind me. I could feel his breath on my back. Very scary! We escaped unscathed, though.


Christine H. said...

Ouch, that would have hurt. Great pictures though!

Lyneen said...

I love the buffalo post card... they are on of my favorite animals. Your encounter must have SCARY. I know I would have been ready to RUN FOR IT!

TFS and thanks for stopping by!

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