Very lucky, aren't we?
We quite often take a drive out and check up on them, huge, shaggy beasts that they are. We are fascinated by these near extinct creatures!
The buffalo of the west were almost lost to us. White hunters came and massacred them for their hides, leaving the carcasses to just rot in the sun. Many of the natives of our lands relied on them for food and clothing, never wasting a scrap and only taking what they needed.
Our kind has not always made the best choices, but thankfully, a few folks made the right decisions and we have buffalo today to marvel at.
We went over a week ago and really have to apologise for the poor quality of the photos. It was during our January thaw and it was alternating between pouring and just a dull drizzle.
Dick took these pictures!
Not a very large herd. Just a few.