Beautiful scenes worth a thousand words
We knew trouble was coming before the grizzly did. This time it was resolved rather quickly. The way the story goes, a fisherman watched a bison wander into the Yellowstone River, walk back out and make a circle and wander back into the river again, where it promptly died. Perhaps it was wounded during the rut, or perhaps it was just time for it to die. A few days later a park ranger asked another fisherman if he’d seen the reported bison. He said, “No, but there’s a rock down there in the river I’ve never seen before.” That rock turned out to be the bison.
The cold river, acting as a refrigerator, kept the bison in good shape for about a week. After that nature began to reveal the bison, in this case to a grizzly, who has the ability to smell a rotting carcass from over two miles…
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