Wednesday, May 6, 2015

1 ton road hazard: Roaming buffalo pose danger to drivers

1 ton road hazard: Roaming buffalo pose danger to drivers

Folks, here is a post from the news last night on Channel Five in KCMO, about the buffalo which I showed you on Monday.  They used my picture of the poor dead cow in the broadcast! 

I have had several people call me from this story, and I am hoping to pursue tomorrow putting one of them in contact with the sheriff's department, so he can contact the owners.  Cross your fingers that something good comes of this! 

Here is an example of how hard it is to get a black bird or animal on camera. 
This was taken yesterday morning, and this bird swooped in front of me (I stopped) for two minutes, lower and lower, and then landed in the road to pick something up.  When I started to move, it went up.  I took 20 pictures, none came out well. 

Six hours later, the dogs and I pulled into the gate of the old place, and I automatically 
looked up at the comm tower across the road.  There was a red-tailed hawk. 
(and another smaller bird, can you see it?) 

In just a moment, it flew off... 

Here's why..

If you click on this, you will be able to see the red head. 
I had the light just right. 

I actually like this picture better.  

The red tail flew clear across our pasture, and over to Spehars. 

There were two vultures. 

By the time we got to the corner of the road... they were clear over flying over the buffalo farm. 

This is as close as I've gotten to any turkeys in the last few days, and I don't blame them. 

This horrible mess was in the old potato bed at the old house. 

Can you believe the stalks? 

Some were taller than the fence! 

I spent an hour digging.  Keith and I built these beds well... I did not have to 
work terribly hard to get the weeds out. 

And by this afternoon, the fenceline was MUCH cleaner.

And it looked much better. 

Friend Jill, do you recognize this nest?  It's the one in the tree on 175th Street, off of Leavenworth Road.  

Can you see her sitting in it (or him??) 

I would say we have some little red tails coming along this spring!  


  1. I hope they do something about the bison. It's ridiculous that it's gone on this long.

  2. those poor buffalo. i hope they finally do something.

  3. I too hope that something good will come for those buffalo. I'm always amazed at the great pictures you get of the birds in flight. I've never been able to catch one. Your garden beds do look nice. Hopefully those at the new house will soon be in shape too so you can enjoy them there.

  4. Lot's of hard work going on there Mary Ann. Hope you are feeling much better.

    Go to the Doc at 10 AM to get my hoof checked on.

  5. You did a good job getting him on camera
    Lily & Edward

  6. We feel sad about the buffalo!

    Mary Ann,, we tell you,,,, your photos are good!


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