Daily Jim pic 33

American bison Bison bison being bisony by James L. Kramer
This is not a buffalo, but an American bison (Bison bison – no, really,) and by saying that, I am perpetually reminded of a B.C. comic strip by Johnny Hart that dated from my early childhood. One of the caveman characters was perusing a dictionary and came across the entry, “Buffalo (noun) – See Bison.” He flips a few pages and reads, “Bison (noun) – The second largest city in New York state.”

Anyway, they’re pretty damn impressive ungulates, you must admit. Note the horns, with the wear areas on the tips that show this specimen has been sharpening them against whatever surface it could find. Take the hint.

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