Bison enjoying their home: The Elk & Bison Prairie in the Land Between the Lakes
Bison remind me of big teddy bears with horns – of course, I wouldn’t suggest approaching them as such. Heck, I wouldn’t even suggest telling them that. They’re one of my favorite animals in the world, but I wouldn’t want to get in one’s path.
I took the picture above on a trip to the Land Between the Lakes magnificent Elk & Bison Prairie a few summers ago.
The ridiculously beautiful picture below is from the LBL. It was in a recent newsletter and when I saw it, I though, “Well, hello gorgeous!” I’m sorry for getting on my soap box for a second but… come on… how can anyone hunt?!?! Just look at this beautiful animal.
I’m of the mind that the only thing Bison, deer, bears, wolves, elk, squirrels, and rabbits should be “shot” with is a camera. Unless it’s to fee yourself or defend yourself, there are too many other undeadly sports to enjoy.
And dove hunting… don’t even get me started.
Okay. Stepping down from the soapbox…. You know how we animal lovers are!
Gorgeous Elk Photo Credit: LBL
Don’t forget the prairie during the winter! As you can see with the Elk pictured above, visibility is even better with the absence of lush green leaves! The Prairie is open year round and is only $5 a vehicle – you can ride around the park (per visit) as many times as you’d like. My husband has learned, over the years, that his animal-loving wife requires him to always go with a full tank.
Seriously, I never want to leave.