Don’t  Do This Shit #314:  Get Close to a Bison

A 62-year-old Australian man sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries after an encounter with a bison near Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park around 11 a.m. today.

According to witness reports, several people were crowding a bison that was lying on the grass near an asphalt path, when the man approached the bison while taking pictures with an electronic notepad.  He got to within 3 to 5 feet from the bison when it charged him, tossing him into the air several times.  

When responding rangers arrived on scene, the bison was approximately 100 yards from the victim.  The victim was transported to a ground ambulance and then taken by helicopter ambulance for further medical treatment.

Visitors are reminded that Yellowstone wildlife is wild. Wildlife should not be approached, no matter how tame or calm they appear.

When an animal is near a trail or boardwalk, visitors should still give it a wide berth, not approaching closer than the recommended safe distances: 25 yards (23 m) away from all large animals - bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes and at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves.

Bison can sprint three times faster than humans can run and are unpredictable and dangerous. Visitors are advised to always give the animals enough space, even if that means altering their plans to avoid crowding the animal.  

For further information on park safety, please visit:

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As promised a (very) rough tutorial on the armor assembly. I’m kinda messing around with my method right now, trying things in different orders and seeing what’s most comfortable for me. Still, I hope this gives people a general idea.
If you have any questions or if something is unclear, let me know.

Dyes/Dye Products used:
Tandy Eco-flow Silver Waterstain
Tandy Eco-flow Oil Based Dye: Range Brown
Tandy Eco-flow Oil Based Dye: Bison Brown
Tandy Eco-flow Leather Sealer: Shiny Sheen
Latex free gloves (these are important!)

Medium Double Cap Silver Rivet
Line 20 Silver Snap

Leather scissors
Plastic anvil board
Hole Punch
Med. Rivet setting tool w/ metal anvil
Multisize anvil kit

Native Food

A coworker’s mother came to visit. She’s originally from St. Mary’s on the lower Yukon River. She hooked us up with this moose marrow stew. She also made salmon dip, had dried fish to dip in seal oil, and offered some bison meatballs. So delicious. The marrow was a lot better than expected. Oh! And agutaq (blueberries/fat) for dessert.

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The beast was feeding on a dead bison carcass until his neck spikes raise like ears perking. Turning his head towards the brush and bearing his long dagger like teeth. A sound was heard from the bushes and he is prepared for anything

crocordile asked:

and since i'm on it, apart from dogs, what are Celegorm's favorite animals?

Hmmmmm. Celegorm loves horses (and is really good with them) and actually, just big, powerful animals in general. So, like, bison. Celegorm would really like bison. They’re big, they’re strong, they’re generally pretty easygoing until you piss them off and then run like hell…you can see why they would appeal to him. 

Also birds. Less birds of prey than colorful birds of paradise type birds, though. But also the less flashy ones. He has a weird thing for chickadees, for some reason. He thinks they’re cute. 

As a hunter, he has a massive amount of respect for wild boar, but he doesn’t love them the same way. They’re just, you know, exciting. And a fun challenge. 

But I feel like Celegorm and animals is the kind of thing where you would ask him this question and he would come up with like six different answers and keep being like “no wait - but also this thing, and this thing” and just keep going, and getting really excited about wildlife, and then drag you off into the woods for an impromptu camping trip without any gear. Because Celegorm.

anonymous asked:

what did the buffalo say to his son when he left for school? "bison."

I heard this one in third grade I loved it

& i built a home for you. || a mix for Bard & his children. ––– [ listen ]

i. the ghost on the shore, lord huron || ii. song for memory, the once || iii. lakehouse, of monsters and men || iv. curs in the weeds, horse feathers || v. above the clouds of pompeii, bear’s den || vi. ghosts that we knew, mumford & sons || vii. to build a home, the cinematic orchestra feat. patrick watson || viii. earth, imogen heap || ix. switzerland, the last bison || x. transatlanticism, death cab for cutie || xi. mess is mine, vance joy || xii. the last goodbye, billy boyd