Sunday, October 02, 2016

WY Highway Patrol Major Investigated Over Yellowstone Bison Photo

The third highest ranking Wyoming Highway Patrol official is under investigation for an improper photo involving him and a bison in Yellowstone National Park. According to the Casper Star Tribune, Highway Patrol Major Keith Groeneweg posted a photo of himself to Facebook, depicting him sneaking up on a resting bison bull. You can see the photo above. Groeneweg’s caption reads: “Yellowstone signs everywhere: ‘Stay 100 yards from animals. They can be dangerous.’ Keith’s translation: ‘Time to sneak up and hug a buffalo!#YNP #ILoveWyoming.” Visitors are required to stay at least 25 yards away from bison and other ungulates, as they are very territorial and have been known to charge and gore tourists. Groeneweg told the Tribune the photo was staged; in actuality, he was more than 25 yards away...more 

Glad they didn't have this around in the Old West.  We'd have no Buffalo Bill, no Buffalo Bill Museum , no White Buffalo Saloon. Guess all we'd have is Buffalo Chamber Music. And that stuff, my friends, they can just SUTCA. 

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