To my knowledge there are no homes where this buffalo roams and I did indeed see antelope play.
The best part was I didn’t have to go far to see these animals. I didn’t even have to get out of my car- but I did get out of my car. My wife and children were screaming, “What are you doing? You are going to die! That thing is going to eat you!”
None of those things happened (the dying that is. I really did get out of the car).
They didn’t happen because while I can be categorized as a tourist, I’m not exactly the kind you call stupid. At least not when it comes to interacting with wildlife- though I have been known to metaphorically poke bears.
First, I know both bison and antelope are herbivores, and second, I didn’t try to touch anything while staying far enough from the animal and close enough to the car, to run if I had to.
I’m not new to this game.
Though I did see some guy in a t-shirt with the sleeves cut off creeping up through the grass toward the buffalo. he didn’t die either though I did think he was stupid. I didn’t say it out loud, just in my head, which was still not nice despite its truth.Antelope Island is out in the middle of the Great Salt Lake but you can drive there on a causeway. You can see it from the city but not many people go there. Which makes it kind of nice.
If you don’t want to be around a lot of people.
I don’t mind people but I love expanses. Vistas. I love being in the center of everything or the middle of nothing. It is those in-betweens that I don’t like, speaking geographically not ideologically.
Though the extremities are where you normally find sleeping bears to poke.
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Whose awesome van?
Brandon Fisher’s. He’s our friends who likes to live in vans, cure cancer, and hike up Everest. Ya know, regular guy.
That’s what I was thinking.