Thursday, 4 June 2015

"Beware of the bison!"

Hairy American cattle are getting in on the act, from The Daily Mail:

Yellowstone National Park warns tourists after two are gored in a week

* Pamphlet warns animals may be wild, unpredictable and dangerous
* On Tuesday a 62-year-old man was thrown in the air several times
* Officials say increased tourism has put more people closer to the animals
* A male bison can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and sprint three times faster than a man


Anonymous said...

The best thing to do when challenged by a Bison is to stand your ground and fix it with a stare.

Graeme said...

I deplore it when the American bison - bison bison - is mis-identified as a buffalo, weven though it can give rise to the immortal sentence: Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. As ban example of transitive verbs, common nouns and proper nouns, it is an exemplary grammar example. And can you think of a longer sentence that can be formed from the same combination of letters?