Saturday, 24 March 2012

Restoring Bison



A fella wrote to me asking if I'd share this with you, its a lord-able aim, with stunning photography. I thought you'd like it too. I've seen a couple of theses badboys mooching about on the plains of South Dakota and they are awesome.

Your pal
SBW

7 comments:

Rick Kratzke said...

They really are a magnificient animal and I truly hope that they are replenished.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Rick

Me too, the giant herds of yesteryear would be an amazing sight
SBW

Josh said...

For all our worries and concerns, North America is really moving on restoring some large animals, and it is amazing. In California, for example, our endemic elk population (Cervus canadensis nannodes) is on the rebound, and we had our first wolf enter the state earlier this year.

Thanks for the great video. Bison really are inspiring and powerful animals.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

I think its wonderful that america is repopulating its wildlife, there are moves to do the same thing in Scotland, but the way its handled never seems to get the desired result.

SBW

A. Lane Batot said...

So what are they hoping to restore in Scotland? We had Elk(wapiti) restored in the Southeastern Appalachians in Western North Carolina, and Eastern Tennessee some years ago--they have done very well! They were extirpated in the area back in the 1700's. When I grew up in N. C., there were hardly any deer(whitetails) left, or wild turkey--these species are EVERYWHERE now in great abundance! As are many other species--including Red Wolves on our coast. Black bears have made a great comeback, as have alligators(also on the coast). With the cougar(puma, panther, mountain lion--whatever you wish to call them) rebounding and spreading East, I hope to live long enough to see them restored as well--at this point, it's only a matter of time!

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Lane

Beaver are under way - mixed results
Wolf and Lynx are being campaigned for

He doesn't post much at the moment but https://marchington.wordpress.com/ is the chap to ask about this sort of thing.

SBW

A. Lane Batot said...

Thanks for the info! We also had beavers reintroduced in N. C., they are so common now, most people consider them a nuisance! Our Canada Goose population is likewise HUGE now--instead of occaisional/seasonal migrants(which is the way it used to be with these waterfowl), we have zillions of year-round resident geese--due to plentiful food year-round, and the warming climate. I personally love having all these "nuisance" animals around, myself! I'm sure if the incredible flocks of Passenger Pigeons hadn't been wiped out, people would be complaining about them as well!...Beaver and even lynx in Scotland I could see working out. WOLVES in such a sheep-oriented country? I doubt that will ever happen! But you never know......