Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Cattle/Bison on a Thousand Hills

In the Bible we read:

For every animal of the forest is mine,
and the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know every bird in the mountains,
and the insects in the fields are mine
(Psalms 50:10-11 NIV)

I am sure that although these may not be typically what we think of when we think of cattle,but I do believe that God ultimately owns these Bison as well.


Just west of Morden,my home town,is a farmer who raises Bison.They may not be the most beautiful animals,but they are massive.


This one is checking me out,but really seemed unconcerned about my presence.


The young are quite cute and typical of any young animal,at times were very playful.


One of these huge bulls was right close to the fence and I was sure to use my telephoto lens,so as not to disturb him.He looks very serious.


One last look at one of the calves.Notice also the strong fence in which they are enclosed.

The owner has been known to say that although he raises them,they are still considered wild and caution is advised around them.

19 comments:

  1. such massive creatures. i like to spot them around here, too.

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  2. Interesting post! They are massive creatures - but to me, there is nothing much endearing about them. All I ever want to do is brush their matted hide, lol!! I've only once had a bison burger and thought it was too dry and tasteless; maybe the chef didn't know how to prepare it! Fascinating creatures that make up our world!!

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  3. I like looking at them and they are beautiful, but would not be walking inside the fence or trying to pet one that came to the fence. i have always liked to think of them running free in the wild. these look happy.

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  4. I was amazed at the size of the bison we saw in Yellowstone a few years ago. I'm glad you used your telephoto lens to get the close-up photos.

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  5. I really think there is a certain beauty to bison. Such an iconic animal for the US. I like to think about what it must have been like when there were many millions in N. America.

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  6. I imagine the mamas could get a little testy with a baby around! They are so massive. We have a herd (enclosed by a fence) along the interstate. Many people stop to view them.

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  7. Yes they are massive beasts but have very small eyes. Great shots Ruth.

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  8. Hi Ruth, Very neat photos of the bison. You mentioned the owner saying, "they are still considered wild and caution is advised around them." That is exactly what they tell you in Yellowstone National Park and that is where I have seen them several times. Seeing one of these animals up close is something unforgettable.

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  9. They are magnificent! They remind me of Western movies of old.

    Thanks for sharing these great photos with us ~ FlowerLady

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  10. Great photos. They look huge.

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  11. massive, magnificent creatures. nice captures of them!!

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  12. Bison are so very impressive.. Takes my thoughts to the days of Indians and Cowboys! Lol

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  13. I enjoy watching them from a distance.

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  14. Very interesting. When we drove to Alaska in 2007, we saw large herds of wild bison (I still call them buffalo) in Canada. I can't remember if it was in British Columbia or in Yukon, but we were surprised to encounter them on the main roadway through the area.

    I think, in the Bible, the word "cattle" is often used to refer to herds of livestock in general, not just bovines. So your use of it is perfectly fine. :)

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  15. Bison to me seem like very dear creatures. I have a soft spot in my heart for them - can't explain why exactly. Thank you for the Bible verse, Ruth. Diane Hope you're feeling much better.

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  16. Where the buffalo roam....to think the prairies at one time were 'black' with these beautiful creatures!!! I love seeing them. Massive they may be...but part of nature they are and as I said...beautiful!!!

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  17. Ruth, what tremendous shots of these animals! I think they should be a strong symbol of Canada instead of the rodent. I was looking for some Bison this year when we went through Riding Mountain but no sightings! But we did see a couple of Moose!!

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  18. i enjoy watching the young ones ... they are so spunky ... real character. have you ever had a Bison burger? they are good. shh, don't tell them i did try a burger ... i hope they don't dislike me too much. what a great day!! ( :

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  19. Wonderful shots with your zoom lens! They certainly are massive creatures. God's wonderful craftsmanship on display. I'm sure I've read that Psalm before, but it was forgotten. Thank you.

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