Yellowstone tourists really say some…well, how do we put it….odd things. I am all about people asking questions, as I love it when people care enough to ask, but these are just beyond common sense…right? I mean, I wasn’t raised in the city, so I don’t know if education is different, but what on earth? Here are some questions asked by tourists that will make you want to avoid tourist season at Yellowstone Park…
“I saw a bunch of bison crossing the river. Do they eat fish?”
Um……….no. They are herbivores. They sometimes cross rivers so they can get to the other side of the river…much like the chicken that crossed the road. Bison can’t typically jump that far, so they are limited to their means of travel across rivers……yeah.
“What are those red dogs chasing the bison around?”
Um…those are bison calves….
“I saw a bunch of bison in the road. Where’s the corral?”
Being that the largest free-roaming herd of bison is at Yellowstone…………..
“Where’s the tree that you can drive through?”
Those are redwoods, and this is not the west coast….
“Does the river run downstream?”
“Does old faithful erupt at night?”
Old Faithful goes off every 60 to 90 minutes and goes off about 17 times every day. It may not be the largest geyser in the park, but it’s the one that you’re most likely to see because park rangers can predict when it will go off next. They don’t control it, they predict when it will shoot water. COME ON!
(info via HelenaIR.com and paleo.cc; Feature photo via PlanetWare.com)