Blast from the Past! — This post was originally posted on September 20, 2007 on Exit78 when we were visiting western Wyoming. I am bringing it forward on Exit78 , along with original comments as a “blast from the past” post and because, in a way, it relates to a theme I will be addressing in a post I am currently working on. I am also cross-posting it here.
Dogs have a tendency to chase after critters bigger than themselves, which can get them and their owner into BIG trouble — even death of the pet or owner.
This guy wasn’t following the rules.
A few hundred feet from where I saw the man playing with his unleashed dog, we saw this:
This bull moose had already gotten antsy earlier in the day with all of the people in the area trying to see it — gettin too close in the process — and nearly charged some of them, including a park service worker who was trying to keep people away from this one and an adult cow with a calf.
As well, yesterday (September 19, 2007), people had apparently been tossing rocks toward it to try to get it to stand up so that they could see it better — throwing rocks at animals is also against the rules.
Imagine if that dog had caught wind of Bullwinkle.
Not following the rules in the wild can be dangerous — and deadly!
Those lower tines on those horns look kinda sharp!