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Old 03-28-2013, 12:17 PM
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If you've been to Utah, you've probably heard of Antelope Island. It's in the Great Salt Lake and is home to a lot of wildlife(including antelope, bison, horses, and more), and a lot of awesome hiking trails. A few years ago, a running group started hosting events out there to increase awareness of the island and share the wonderful parts.

Last weekend was the annual Buffalo Run, and one spectator stupidly messed with the buffalo. News first started on Facebook, and then was picked up by the local paper: http://www.standard.net/stories/2013...-official-says

Well, it's gone viral as of today. Local news channels picked it up, and now it made it to the today show as well: http://www.today.com/video/today/51359083/#51359083

I think the funniest was this email sent out today:
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I love what one of the runners wrote from the Buffalo’s point of view:

Meanwhile, the headline in the Island Daily Gazelle reads, BISON WALKS AWAY FROM MAN ATTACK ANNOYED BUT UNHARMED. "I was in my favorite spot near White Rock Bay, minding my own business," said Earl the bison. "Then I hear a rattling behind me and some dude yelling at me. Well, I ignored him at first, like my daddy taught me. But then he began throwing rocks at me, calling me names, and saying things like, "Hey brisket, turn around so I can see you!" Earl said he had enough, and in self-defense he ran over and rammed the man into the chain-link fence. "I didn't want to have to do it but sometimes you have to teach these monkeys a lesson. I'm usually a pretty easy-going kind of bison, but sir I hate it when these guys come in here and act like they are the boss of me." When asked if the runners ever bother him and the other bison, Earl grunted and shook his large head. "Those guys? They are like the skinniest, most pathetic looking humans I ever se out here a couple times a year. Naw, they don't ever bother me. Although I've made more than a few of them crap their little shorts when I would take a few quick steps toward them just to mess with 'em." Earl lives on the island with his 3 cows and several children. "It's a good place to live, don't get me wrong. But with the causeway we get a lot of riff raff coming in here from time to time. Used to be a lot more safe when it was just them Garr folks." You can read the full interview in Sunday's edition


From the race director – we are now considering Run With Earl t-shirts for next year’s race.
This whole thing is getting pretty hilarious (luckily man nor bison suffered serious injury)
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:50 PM
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Haha. That's great!
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:55 PM
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OMG that is hilarious!!!! Yeah that slogan should be made into a shirt with a cartoon buffalo methinks
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:13 PM
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My hubby just said lets drive out there for a drive today. Seriously 2 minutes ago!!! Thanks for sharing I actually hadn't seen this
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:30 PM
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ooh, have fun Kate!
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:34 PM
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Haha! So glad no one was hurt... but yeah, don't mess with the Buffalo doofus!!!! I especially love the news report from the Buffalo's point of view.
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LOL! Too funny!
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:16 PM
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I haven't been out there forever. Need to put it on the list of things to do with the kids this summer. And, I hadn't heard about this either, Jen. So funny that you know the Utah news better than I do.

And, yeah, leave the poor bison alone!
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:47 PM
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I haven't been out there forever. Need to put it on the list of things to do with the kids this summer. And, I hadn't heard about this either, Jen. So funny that you know the Utah news better than I do.

And, yeah, leave the poor bison alone!
well, my mom was at the race lol, so I kind of have it from the source.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:54 PM
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What the heck is wrong with that man? Bison are huge, who thinks, let's throw rocks at it? I grew up less than an hour from a national park where they roam. I've been to Salt Lake, but I hadn't heard of that place, it sounds really cool.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:57 AM
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Some people's kids are just lacking in brain cells. LOL
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