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  •  What a coincidence. (7+ / 0-)

    I just finished reading "Track of the Grizzly", an account by Frank Craighead of his bear studies in Yellowstone (1959-1970), and how it all came to an end under the incredible stupidity of Yellowstone Park Superintendent Jack Anderson.  Anderson was such a political imbecile, caring only for his reputation and ambitions under a faux-mantle of caring for the park.

    So just this morning I went on the Google to look up the current state of the grizzly in the park, and it looks like the Yellowstone grizz is back on the endangered species list.  Although Frank Craighead died back in 2001, his predictions seem all the more prescient, but of course his scientific research is what really says it all.

    But how great that you could get a pic of a grizzly.  In what part of the park did you snap the photo?

    The question is not what, but who you want to be. --F.R. Prince

    by cn4st4datrees on Sun Apr 18, 2010 at 11:22:19 AM PDT

    •  Excellent book! (5+ / 0-)

      The Craighead's are amazing. Their research has been crucial to the grizzly. I only wish politics could stay out of the grizzly picture but I guess like most endangered species issues that too is a bridge too far.

      Other good books are:

      Bear Attacks:  Their Causes and Avoidance by Stephen Herrero

      Grizzly Years:  In Search of American Wilderness by Doug Peacock.

      That photo was taken in Hayden Valley near Elk Antler Creek. It was taken with a 100-400 Canon lens.

      The Ongoing Drama of Palin's Place - for your latest in faux outrage and professional victomhood.

      by delmardougster on Sun Apr 18, 2010 at 11:31:19 AM PDT

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      •  "Death In Yellowstone", (3+ / 0-)
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        which is a great book to demonstrate to people who think they are at a zoo just how easy it is to die in the Park, and "A Grizzly Death In Yellowstone", which is a murder mystery, and "Yellowstone Placenames" are good books as well.

        Mal: "...So then the Shepherd says to the Companion, "Well, a good goat can do that."

        by crose on Sun Apr 18, 2010 at 09:24:12 PM PDT

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        •  Excellent books. (0+ / 0-)

          I have seen amazingly stupid things happen in Yellowstone but there is no accounting for commonsense for some.

          The Ongoing Drama of Palin's Place - for your latest in faux outrage and professional victomhood.

          by delmardougster on Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 07:31:21 PM PDT

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          •  Oh me too. (1+ / 0-)
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            I watched a tiny Japanese lady smack a bull bison three times taller than she on its butt because he was standing on the path across the Firehole from Old Faithful. She smacked him with her hat three or four times all while shrieking at him in Japanese. He turned around to see what the commotion was about and honest to pete I don't think he could see her. He probably thought she was just some kind of little biting fly. The Darwin Awards aren't just for Americans.

            Mal: "...So then the Shepherd says to the Companion, "Well, a good goat can do that."

            by crose on Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 10:08:33 PM PDT

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            •  Amazing. (0+ / 0-)

              I watched a touron chase a bull elk around an outhouse with his camera out and in his big old bermuda shorts only to watch the both of them come back around 10 seconds later with the elk right behind him waving his rack. I thought for sure I was going to be shooting his demise. Lucky for the touron the elk gave it up and went back to browsing.

              The Ongoing Drama of Palin's Place - for your latest in faux outrage and professional victomhood.

              by delmardougster on Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 08:51:12 PM PDT

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