How do you stop a buffalo from charging?
July 6, 2006
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I tried to stay alert for wildlife while
driving in Yellowstone -- an elk that leaped out
in front of me during our first hour in the park
drove home the point that the rangers weren't exaggerating.
But I let myself relax a bit once we were
out of Yellowstone. Shouldn't have: We were cruising through the
southern edge of Grand Tetons -- an Audi with Massachusetts plates was
pushing me up to 60 -- when I caught in my peripheral vision
a brown mass moving quickly through the woods on our
right. I was hitting the brakes by the time the buffalo ran out and up onto the road
in front of us and we both stopped at about the same time -- his big, wooly head staring right
at Jen in the passenger seat, no more than about five feet from us. The Audi was
about the same distance from the rear bumper.