Dumb People In St. Louis Keep Getting Gored Because They Take SELFIES WITH ELK

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,000 Senior Member
    What's next? Running down the street in front of charging bulls? :uhm:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,292 Senior Member
    :spittingcoffee: People have watched too many Disney and other movies about animals, animated and otherwise, and have no concept of how they actually behave. And this happens way too often. With bison, elk, deer, the occasional bear, and especially with farm animals. And even fish! Nothing like a 1,000+ pound bull elk to get your attention!
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,244 Senior Member
    The sad thing is many times the animal is destroyed ... an animal minding their own business and warnings signs saying LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE! I know I’d never make it one season as a Wildlife Officer because I’d take the animal’s side and write the person a citation before they could leave to go to the hospital.

    I was in Upstate NY and a cow moose tap danced on a guy who wanted to “pet” her baby ... MORON! They put down the cow and her baby because of that idiot.
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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,637 Senior Member
    They do this crap in Yellowstone all the time. . .WITH BISON!
    WWJMBD?

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  • Jack BurtonJack Burton Member Posts: 377 Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    :spittingcoffee: People have watched too many Disney and other movies about animals, animated and otherwise, and have no concept of how they actually behave. And this happens way too often. With bison, elk, deer, the occasional bear, and especially with farm animals. And even fish! Nothing like a 1,000+ pound bull elk to get your attention!

    You would think the Messin' with Sasquatch commercials would make them think twice.
    Came for the fishing, stayed for the guns.
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,323 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    I have got far beyond the point where human's ignorance and idiocy surprises me.
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    I saw people standing at a bus stop taking video of a tornado once. If there's ever a giant mushroom cloud near by someone will photograph or video that too. Im still waiting for the posted selfy with a masked sword swinging, AK toting suicide bomber.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,323 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    :spittingcoffee: People have watched too many Disney and other movies about animals, animated and otherwise, and have no concept of how they actually behave. And this happens way too often. With bison, elk, deer, the occasional bear, and especially with farm animals. And even fish! Nothing like a 1,000+ pound bull elk to get your attention!
    And young Bambi could give you a good kickin' if he felt threatened.
  • sgtrock21sgtrock21 Senior Member Posts: 1,323 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    They do this crap in Yellowstone all the time. . .WITH BISON!
    My last Yellowstone visit was in 1996. A moron was kneeling 10 feet in front in front of a 5 point bull elk taking photos. The bull lowered it's head and pawed the ground twice. Uh! Oh! Apparently the bull decided the puny human was not worth the effort and walked away. My Wife was taking photos of a bull bison which was grazing about 100 feet from the roadside. She wanted a photo of it looking at her and asked if I could throw a rock at it to get it's attention! I answered. "You throw a rock at it. I will be in the Jeep as far down the road as I can get"! She re-considered. When we returned to the Jeep a grinning coyote was pissing on the tire. Although the Yellowstone wild life are quite accustomed to humans they are still wild and unpredictable. The bear control efforts seemed to be working well. We saw one small black bear about 400 yards up a hillside. Of course dozens of idiots were crowding each other trying to take photos. When I was 10 years old the roads were nearly impassable due to begging bears.
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,115 Senior Member
    In the linked article there was mention of a guy who had his seven and eight year old boys stand in front of an elk to take a picture and the idiot reasoned that if it became threatening, they would run to their car.
    The one time we went to Yellowstone (in the sixties) I watched a kid get his face ripped open by a bear cub. A couple of kids were taunting a couple of cubs that were looking for handouts and one kid kept poking a cub and the cub finally turned around and swatted a paw at his face and opened up his cheek. Those kids should have been glad the mama wasn't around. It didn't look like a hard swat but I guess cubs have really sharp claws like a puppy or kitten.
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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 2,993 Senior Member
    Been to this park several times. Mating season is not a good time to be there. A large population of bulls. Normally, they're really docile.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,292 Senior Member
    People that visit the Smoky Mountain NP, and Cades Cove do some stupid stuff when the bears show up. I'm surprised that there isn't a steady stream of ambulances in and out of there during 'tourist season'. If you have something to eat that a bear wants, best leave your pic-a-nic basket on the table and back off; they'll get it one way or the other. There have been a few people that learned the hard way not to leave snacks in the passenger compartment; that glass side window won't slow down a hungry bear. And people purposely feeding them just for a photo op is the problem. Bears that associate people with food can get pretty obnoxious.
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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,544 Senior Member
    There is no fixing stupid.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • AxeAxe Member Posts: 356 Member
    Gives new meaning to "taking the bull by the horns"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,764 Senior Member
    At the refuge we maintained a 1/3 to 2/3 ratio of bull elk to cows....during the rut after the successful breeding bulls put their harems together, the remainder of the bulls...either losers in fights or big old bulls too old to care anymore would form bachelor groups and hang out by themselves....lots of testosterone in them..so they were always pissed off and aggressive......always had to keep an eye on them....
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,195 Senior Member
    sgtrock21 wrote: »
    And young Bambi could give you a good kickin' if he felt threatened.

    I do know a guy that got his butt kicked when he tried to rope a deer.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,195 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    There is no fixing stupid.

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    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 1,446 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    mistakesdemotivator.jpeg?v=1416776264

    I think that is my purpose.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,292 Senior Member
    sgtrock21 wrote: »
    And young Bambi could give you a good kickin' if he felt threatened.

    A two day old calf can give you a fit, and if it bawls, then you might be dealing with a pissed off mama cow that thinks you're hurting her baby. And a calf a month or two old can definitely put a hurting on you. Folks will tell you that cattle can't kick very high with their hind legs. I've had more than a few calves old enough for banding put me on the ground holding the family jewels, or dealing with a kneecap that got kneecapped by the 'little darling'. And a Santa Gertrudis steer just shy of 1,000 lbs. put me on the injured list when he nailed me in the hip with a hind hoof. Domesticated animals, my buttocks. They're cowhide covered assassins!
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  • olesniperolesniper Senior Member Posts: 3,532 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    There is no fixing stupid.

    Nope.........but.....compression bandages and Betadine are, usually, a good start.
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,614 Senior Member
    Last November a friend of mine was pig hunting in an area with free roaming cattle on a large property. He was setup in a ditch / draw near a feeder, when a cow ( not bull, not steer ) charged him. Apparently she was in the process of giving birth and was startled by his presence. He would have been trampled by 1000 lbs of heifer ( he's 72 years old ) if not for the unfortunate need to use his 30-06 to defend himself. It was not good for anyone involved, the land owner, the hunter or the cow.

    Bottom line, wild or "domesticated" there are situations that can get you hurt.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 5,935 Senior Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    Last November a friend of mine was pig hunting in an area with free roaming cattle on a large property. He was setup in a ditch / draw near a feeder, when a cow ( not bull, not steer ) charged him. Apparently she was in the process of giving birth and was startled by his presence. He would have been trampled by 1000 lbs of heifer ( he's 72 years old ) if not for the unfortunate need to use his 30-06 to defend himself. It was not good for anyone involved, the land owner, the hunter or the cow.

    Bottom line, wild or "domesticated" there are situations that can get you hurt.

    D

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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,077 Senior Member
    I probably should keep this to myself, but I have to admit to doing something equally dumb.

    One time during a trip to Estes Park, Co, I walked to within about 6 ft. of a 6x6 bull to take a picture. I got the picture and walked away unscathed. I think I even posted the picture here.

    Looking back, it was not one of my smarter moves, and I was just lucky I didn't get hurt.

    FWIW, I wasn't the only one doing this, and I did not see anyone get hurt.
    Jerry

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  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,236 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    People that visit the Smoky Mountain NP, and Cades Cove do some stupid stuff when the bears show up. I'm surprised that there isn't a steady stream of ambulances in and out of there during 'tourist season'. If you have something to eat that a bear wants, best leave your pic-a-nic basket on the table and back off; they'll get it one way or the other. There have been a few people that learned the hard way not to leave snacks in the passenger compartment; that glass side window won't slow down a hungry bear. And people purposely feeding them just for a photo op is the problem. Bears that associate people with food can get pretty obnoxious.

    Fish and Game and the NP Service have found a good solution to the problem bears created by these folks, they tranquilize them and dump them in a bear preserve near to where I live. The people who live in that area have come up with their own solution to having problem bears dumped literally in their back yards. It involves the use of the three "S" rule.
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 8,556 Senior Member
    Fish and Game and the NP Service have found a good solution to the problem bears created by these folks, they tranquilize them and dump them in a bear preserve near to where I live. The people who live in that area have come up with their own solution to having problem bears dumped literally in their back yards. It involves the use of the three "S" rule.
    I like strawberry preserves... don't think I would like bear....

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,292 Senior Member
    Fish and Game and the NP Service have found a good solution to the problem bears created by these folks, they tranquilize them and dump them in a bear preserve near to where I live. The people who live in that area have come up with their own solution to having problem bears dumped literally in their back yards. It involves the use of the three "S" rule.

    That works for feral dogs and cats, too. Wild hogs are legal year round on private property, though! There are at least a couple of bears on the east side of Watts Bar Lake not far from me. The folks with lake lots complain about them knocking over their garbage cans. They're mostly folk from up North and don't know no better, though, leaving their garbage out all the time before pickup day.They have a real trash panda problem, too.
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  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,218 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    They do this crap in Yellowstone all the time. . .WITH BISON!

    Speaking of Yellowstone, back in 1981 we competed our first Montana deer hunt. On our drive back we went through Yellowstone for a couple of days. We camped at one of the camp grounds one night. In the middle of the night my buddy starts yelling for help. A buffalo decided to lay against his tent crushing the wall of his tent and pinning him inside. The entire camp ground came out with flashlights. It took some doing but we got the buffalo to stand up so he could get out! He wasn't hurt, but it could have been a lot worse! Now when were out and about and we see a buffalo, I usually ask if that's the one he slept with!:love::love::love:
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