To see the magnificent buffalo was an awesome experience. Living on the East Coast as I do, I rarely get the opportunity to see them so up close and personal and this for us was a once in a lifetime trip. I have labels on some of the photos as I took them from an on-line album that I have.
Yes, he was that close! I could have reached out and touched him and how I wanted to, BUT as I didn't want to explain to the rental car company how that horn hole got in the side of the car, I thought better of it. I read once that a tourist got a little too close to one of these big guys, and found himself tossed 40 feet up into a pine tree!!! Is that an exaggeration? I have no idea but I didn't want to find out as these big guys were all over the place, very used to humans apparently but when someone foolishly thinks he can walk up to one and take a photo, watch out. Hopefully with a lot of common sense on the human side, we can enjoy being that close for a long, long time.