An American view

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Once the American bison blackened the great plains. Now there are small but growing herds. Here us a view or two from my phone of one such herd with which I am familiar. I tried to get one of the big bulls in the view when a sliver of sun came.

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  1. ckdexterhaven says:

    What a beautiful picture. One can only imagine what the Great Plains looked like 100-150 years ago.

  2. Dave W. says:

    Father Z,

    First – I really appreciate your views on the church, the liturgy, and
    other things. Truly catholic priests sometimes seem rare. I read your stuff
    often but rarely comment. If you’re ever in western Montana, USA, drop a
    line and I’d be happy to take you on a tour of the National Bison Range which
    is about 45 minutes from my home. We often see bison, elk, whitetail and mule deer, and sundry other neat things. Maybe you can even say a mass or two while
    you’re here. We have an SSPX chapel in Kalispell and an EF mass once a month
    near Missoula. Of course we’re a decent drive from both and split our time
    between them and the local OF. It seems like the small towns are a long way off from having EF masses. Our local priest thinks he’s too old to learn latin. Keep up the good work.

  3. timh says:

    Have you ever been to Grant’s Farm in St. Louis?
    You should see the herd running (behind the fence) along Gravois Road!

  4. Magnificent. God bless the United States of America! I shall try to load some shots from the White Mountains of New Hampshire this weekend. Thanks for all you do, Fr. Zuhlsdorf.

  5. Dave says:

    The American Bison: beautiful (from a safe distance) as well as delicious. Father Z, I’d love to see a follow-up photo of you grilling bison burgers.

  6. John Enright says:

    Someone has to say it, so it might as well be me. I think the subject of that picture is just a load of bull. Lame, I know, but like Bart Simpson says, “Don’t have a cow, man!” Seriously, that’s a great picture, Father, although I don’t think I’d have gotten that close to take it.

  7. Jon says:

    Sabine buffalo.

    Whoda thunk it?

  8. Eric says:


  9. Visitor says:

    Is it a Papal Bull?

  10. Chris says:

    Although Ted Turner may be the anti-Christ, I gotta give it to him: Ted’s Montana Grill, with a full menu of bison, is my favorite place to eat.

  11. PuxaXixon says:

    They have bison in the S.F park, unbeknownst to me at the time. During college, my friends and I were driving through the park at night. I had to pee. We pulled over, and I ran to a bush by a fence. As my eyes began to focus to the pitch black, I realized that I was peeing on a bison.

    Once in Yellowstone, I was driving, and way down in the valley along the Yellowstone river, I see these humongous dots, unable to make out what they were. They moved, and I stared in wonder. A half mile up the road, there were a few of the herd crossing the road and I realized what I had been looking at. I stopped and in my naivety got fairly close. I got a beautiful black and white photograph. Suddenly, one of the bison turned his head towards me. The one graceful move letting me know to get back in my vehicle.

    Too bad that we continue to destroy the environment.

  12. Kay says:

    Cool photo. Laid back buffafo. Pretty sky.

  13. Kay says:

    Cool photo. Laid back buffalo. Pretty sky.

    I really DO love your blog.

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