Monday, February 11, 2013

Buffalo!


This area of the country is sometimes referred to as "Canada's Serengeti" because of the wildlife population. There is a very large, newly introduced herd of wild buffalo living down the highway from us. They cause quite a bit of trouble to traffic on the Alaska Highway during the busy season, along with the caribou, moose, stone sheep and elk.

This fellow came wandering up the other side of the highway yesterday, alone. I got as close to him as I dared. This herd is getting used to people stopping on the road and getting out to take their pictures but they are still wild and dangerous. 

He's huge! Isn't he beautiful! 


4 comments:

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

A giant!

Clayton said...

He looks so clean and kept. Nice time of year to see them.

Glad you are enjoying your place on the earth.

Clayton

Mrs. T said...

What a treat to see an animal like that up so close! Beautiful!

Providence Acres Farm said...

This is the first buffalo I have seen up close. We see moose and caribou on the rooad a lot. The moose are smart enough to get off the road. The caribou block trafffic. I never seem to have my my camera with me when the wildlife are out!