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Sun Jan 7, 2018, 06:40 PM

Most unusual encounters with a wild animal (any kind that isn't someones pet) [View all]

One happened in 1973. I was driving one morning in South Dakota, in a state park. I was on the way to the mountain with the Presidents on it. Maybe 8am and in the middle of the road were a group of wild buffalos. One was seated in the middle of the road, you couldn't get around it. So I got out with camera, and got within two or three feet of it, and took a picture, which I still have. It just sat there, and there was a line of cars and it eventually got up with the rest of them and left.

Another happened in Yellowstone Park in a campground that I was spending the night. (1979) I had a tent and was with a group of people. We were involved in some drinking or smoking of stuff, when someone said, "It is over there by the fence" It was getting dark so there was a crowd over by a 3 or four food fence with this huge head hanging over it. Yes, HUGE....It turns out that it was a large moose, that came there often, and stuck his head over the small fence and waited for the crowd to feed him/her. And they did. Most of what was fed to this large critter was fruits and vegetables that obviously were ok, but the crowd gave it other food. And he didn't mind. He ate it. Evidently it was a regular feeding place for him/her and quite easy pickings if you please. I got pretty close, but didn't feed it. I don't think I touched it but others were.

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