The National Geographic Experience

by Character Queen

The other day we had the coolest experience yet in Yellowstone National Park! We saw a mom bison try to get its dead baby on its feet. She flipped it and licked it and charged the birds and coyote that were trying to get it.

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Before we got there the calf was just born and the coyote tried to get it, so the herd tried to protect the calf, but they trampled it.

When the mom looked like she gave up, the coyote tried to get the calf, but the mom charged the coyote and drove him away.

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When the mom finally gave up the coyote waited a long time before he tried to get the calf. But he ate it. Being able to watch that was an awesome experience! We saw the calf’s guts.

It was really a National Geographic experience.

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[Editor’s Note:  Now is where it starts getting graphic, the next video and set of photos show the coyote approaching and starting to eat the calf.  I’ll give another warning before the photos that get even more graphic!  I’m putting extra spaces in between so you don’t have to see it if you don’t want to!]

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[Editor’s Note:  Okay, now we’re to the most graphic photos.  I didn’t crop these just because I can’t stand to look at them up close!  I told CQ she could crop them, but she apparently decided not to either.]

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This is part of a Yellowstone series.  You can view the other days here:

Geyser Basins  Lost Lake Trail and Lamar Valley   Upper Geyser Basin   Just a Picnic   Mammoth Hot Springs   Canyon

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “The National Geographic Experience

  1. How sad…… Within the last few months I saw a special on Yellowstone, and it talked about how dangerous it was for the new calves and how hard it was to survive.

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