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12-12-2015, 04:55 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Mysterious buffalo herd runs amok in Canadian prairies

Ottawa (AFP) - A mysterious buffalo herd numbering almost 100 has appeared in the Canadian prairie province of Saskatchewan, officials said Friday, 150 years after they were hunted to the brink of extinction.

Police issued a warning to drivers to watch out for the large animals on local highways, while officials in the town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of the provincial capital Regina, try to sort out what to do with the beasts.

Spokespeople for the police and the town said they have no idea where the animals came from, and it remains unclear if they are domesticated or wild.

"We're not sure where they're from," Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Daryl Andrusiak told AFP.

http://news.yahoo.com/mysterious-buffalo...29710.html
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12-12-2015, 05:22 AM #2
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the aliens brought them back after their studies.

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12-12-2015, 05:33 AM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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rofl.gif A buffalo test. How does one study for such... hmm.gif

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12-12-2015, 06:04 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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How do they know they don't know? Do they surveil all of Canada? Or did they wander north because of global warming? blonde.gif
12-12-2015, 06:13 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:...while officials in the town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of the provincial capital Regina, try to sort out what to do with the beasts.

I have an idea

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12-12-2015, 11:45 AM #6
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Not much of a mystery.

Good things happen when people aren't shooting to kill.
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12-12-2015, 02:11 PM #7
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(12-12-2015, 05:33 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  rofl.gif A buffalo test. How does one study for such... hmm.gif

they wanted to breed magic buffalos obviously.

they like the milk.
12-12-2015, 04:07 PM #8
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I thought this was gonna be a rasslin thread...


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12-12-2015, 04:17 PM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(12-12-2015, 04:55 AM)Octo Wrote:  "We're not sure where they're from," Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Daryl Andrusiak told AFP.

My guess would be a buffalo ranch folded and they just set them free. There are only four genetically pure buffalo herd and one of them was transplanted.

What a shame...

But a new herd is great news!


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I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971
12-12-2015, 04:18 PM #10
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lmao.gif I ran into him at the cigar store I think.

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12-12-2015, 04:34 PM #11
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(12-12-2015, 04:18 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  lmao.gif I ran into him at the cigar store I think.

ME TOO! Did he just stand there and stare at you?

I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971
12-12-2015, 06:07 PM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Send them to a park for endangered species to ensure genetic viability.

12-12-2015, 11:19 PM #13
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(12-12-2015, 11:45 AM)DaJavoo Wrote:  Not much of a mystery.

Good things happen when people aren't shooting to kill.

good answer.

Just Plain Nuts.
12-13-2015, 01:15 PM #14
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(12-12-2015, 06:07 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Send them to a park for endangered species to ensure genetic viability.

Not such a great idea to have them all in a central location. A virus could wipe them all out and it would reduce the genetic viability. Perhaps better to have different versions of the same soup on the stovetop as it were.

Biologists have determined such a thing happened to the cheetah genome at some time in the past ~ there was a genetic bottleneck due to location and/or disease and today the results show a minimal genetic variability among all cheetahs on the planet. That's not a good thing.
12-13-2015, 05:31 PM #15
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(12-13-2015, 01:15 PM)DaJavoo Wrote:  
(12-12-2015, 06:07 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Send them to a park for endangered species to ensure genetic viability.

Not such a great idea to have them all in a central location. A virus could wipe them all out and it would reduce the genetic viability. Perhaps better to have different versions of the same soup on the stovetop as it were.

Biologists have determined such a thing happened to the cheetah genome at some time in the past ~ there was a genetic bottleneck due to location and/or disease and today the results show a minimal genetic variability among all cheetahs on the planet. That's not a good thing.

And they don't want to take a chance of mixing them with the pure gene wild buffalo. There aren't too many left.

Quote:Today, approximately 500,000 bison live across North America. However, most of these are not pure wild bison, but have been cross-bred with cattle in the past, and are semi-domesticated after being raised as livestock for many generations on ranches. Fewer than 30,000 wild bison are in conservation herds and fewer than 5,000 are unfenced and disease-free.

I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971



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