Bison vs. Shutdown

Wyoming bison knock over barricade


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It’s day 16 of the shutdown, and park goers aren’t the only ones frustrated by the barricades at our National Parks. Two Wyoming bison are feeling discouraged, too. So much so that they knocked down a roadblock near the small town of Kelly.

Several bystanders (bison-standers?) witnessed the event, one of whom recorded their antics:

There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, though. Today, the House Natural Resources Committee and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing to address the closure of National Parks.

“The closure of our National Parks disrupts the lives of millions of people whether they work in a park, want to visit a park, work in a business, or are affected by other governmental services,” said Denis Galvin, a 40-year NPS veteran who will testify before members of Congress.

The bison agree. 

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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