Saturday, June 24, 2017


There are lots and lots of buffalos at Custer State Park!  

The buffalos keep walking as they graze so they are almost always on the move.

We saw many calves too!

This was a funny one cuz the mom was rubbing back and forth on a big rock, scratching her belly.

This guy posed nicely.

Traffic is often stopped for buffalo crossing the road.  One big guy sniffed our truck and Stanley barked at him.  While the vehicles were backed up, one was pulling horses in a trailer and the horses started stomping in the trailer.  This caused the buffalo to run away, like a stampede!  It was like thunder!

Murphy & Stanley


  1. Hari OM
    Oh what a privilege to see these magnificent beasties being as beasties should... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. They look so soft! At least the one that posed nicely does. Were you afraid of them at all??

    Mara from Norway

  3. Did you bark. When lady visited that part of the world her sister was twelve and was scared of the buffalo!

  4. You are. Ringing back so many memories for me! My mother, grandmother and I visited here too! I have some very similar pictures! I can't believe it's been just about 30 years since that trip. Both my grandmother and my uncle are gone now, but we had a wonderful time in that vacation. My uncle was a park ranger at Mt Rushmore and Jewel Cave. Did you visit Jewel Cave? And the Needles highway?

  5. Wow guys, how brave you are!! Arty says he would have barked too, Stanley!
    Arty & Jakey

  6. How exciting...while you're in the car. We sometimes have to stop for cows or sheep on the road. We would have stared at them. You are very brave to bark.

  7. Well, now I feel right at home! That buffalo puppy sure is cute!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  8. That's a lot of buffalo!!! Hope they didn't slow up your trip too much with their road crossing.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  9. Who cool to see them in the wild like that!

    Abby Lab

  10. whoa! very cool! beautiful pictures of beautiful animals!

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  11. That sounds like a very cool sight. I love how the horses stomping started a stampede (but Stanley barking didn't ;)

  12. OMD! That is FABulous Doods! Ma spent some time in OK, and they are all over there too...and she says they STINK! So, that means they smell pretty good, huh?! BOL!! I'm sure I would have barked my arse off at them too, so high paw to Tick Tack! hehehe Ma did see them stampede too, and you're right, it is a sound you never forgets!
    I will bark with you tonight my Boo! It's finally cooler here, butts all kinds of muggy..yuck! butts, that means I can bark longer! WooHooo!
    Your Fiance, the one with the FABulous furs, Ruby ♥♥

  13. Ah yes! Custer State Park! One of those "never forget" places!! So glad you are having fun!!

  14. Buffalo are such incredible looking beasts! I'll bet you had fun barking at them. That's a great close-up photo!

  15. Wow - those buffalo are amazing. Thank you for sharing those photos - nose licks and love from Moth xx

  16. Whoa...that's a whole lotta steak on the hoof! Nice pics.

  17. Oh my, that would have been scary when the Buffalo ran away. You both are very brave. ~ cuddles Margret


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