Yellowstone tourists put bison calf in car because they thought it was cold

As a Sailor, I saw many of my comrades try to smuggle a “Woman” on board, lonely out there on the Seas…

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If you read the original East Idaho News story http://www.eastidahonews.com/2016/05/yellowstone-tourists-worried-bison-calf-is-cold-so-they-put-it-in-their-car/, the guy who took the photo and reported the idiots was the one from Victor.

OTOH, the perps were described as “father-and-son tourists … from another country”. Now somebody’s going to say we need a wall to protect our American buffalo!

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Actually, Buffalo would be a great place to build a wall!

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Why? There’s no such thing as American buffalo. Although, we do have bison.

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[quote=“Missy_Pants, post:27, topic:78144”]
A friend of mine worked the antarctic cruise ships, he said almost every trip they’d have someone trying to smuggle a penguin back on board the ship. Because penguins make great pets I guess?
[/quote]I’m almost tempted to say they should be forced to live with their decision - stick them with providing a good home for an antarctic-adapted aquatic waterfowl that isn’t domesticated, let alone housebroken. All they need to do is set their house temperature to average about one degree celsius, provide a few thousand gallons of seawater at a similar temperature, and feed the bird its fairly expensive diet of raw fish (possibly living raw fish). And don’t let them mistreat the bird nor renounce their decision …

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What is it with Yellowstone?

Here’s a story of I was there I was at the observation area for Old Faithful (because that’s basically compulsory when you visit Yellowstone). If you haven’t been there before, I’ll describe the observation area. It’s a series of nice benches and places to stand that are a good 100 meters or so away from the actual geyser. There’s signs pretty much everywhere saying to not step any further than that area warning you that it can and has killed people and that it’s a delicate ecological area that shouldn’t be disturbed.

Sooooo, what do we see? A group of chuckleheads walking right up to the god damn mouth of the geyser. They were of course soon accosted by several very cranky park rangers.

I talked to one of the park rangers after the indicent and he said that they were going to be ejected, given a substantial (multiple thousands of dollars) fine, and would have to appear before a federal magistrate.

My response? “Good.”

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Has anyone started an online petition to change the name of the city of Buffalo?

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Entitled dumbasses. At best they’re just too stupid to have driver’s licenses because they can’t recognize obvious features of the terrain (signs), and at worst they’re entitled assholes who think the rules just don’t apply to them.

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Indeed. I hope they learned an expensive and painful lesson about why you don’t mess around in national park lands. If you get caught committing a crime, it’s a federal offense.

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In this case, it’s very much related. They put the calf in the (rental) car they were driving. Any number of possible car regulation schemes would have stopped this caper. We take our frakin shoes off to fly, you don’t think we can submit to a little car taxation at a national park?

Please tell me that they were from Florida.

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Idaho. Sorry.

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The calf was not accepted back by the herd and had to be euthanized. “In this case, park rangers tried repeatedly to reunite the newborn bison calf with the herd. These efforts failed. The bison calf was later euthanized because it was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by continually approaching people and cars along the roadway.” http://basinreboot.com/181800312795824128

It appears that the incident was reported by visitors from Idaho, while the perpetrators were “from another country”. Does Florida qualify?

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Oh, you’re right. That’s what I get for skimming.

How much did we pay Spain for Florida? Think it’s too late to return it?

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Eh, they could just smuggle home an orca to get rid of their costly penguin. They would need to enlarge the “pool” quite a bit and buy more fish but at least they wouldn’t be so cold.

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Everybody knows that bison only survived due to the kindness of tourists with warm cars for tens of thousands of years.

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Where can one rent a Toyota Sequoia? I don’t think I’ve ever seen one on a rental lot.

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Well, fuck. That turned dark.

Also:

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