Watch Out! Buffalo On The Loose In Minnesota!
Sometimes you see an alert across social media that causes you to do a double take and the Facebook alert sent Tuesday from White Earth Nation did just that.
It appears a roaming buffalo is on the loose in Minnesota and everyone is advised to steer clear if they spot the animal. While it might seem fun to walk up to a buffalo with a handful of grass while belting out 'Home On Range', hoping it will sing along or at least dance, it is NOT a good idea.
This is the case not just with this Minnesota loner, but with any buffalo you may encounter out in the wild. It's best to stay at least 25 yards away from them.
While they prefer to be laid back and timid, buffalo can be dangerous if people get too close and they will attack humans if provoked and the big, fluffy animals are a lot more agile than they look.
The herbivorous ruminants can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds, but will run at speeds up to 35 mph (three times faster than humans), and jump over objects up to 5 feet tall. They’re agile, good swimmers, too, and have exceptional vision, hearing, and sense of smell. They’re most aggressive during their mating season in late July and August, and calving season in April and May.
It's safe to say that if they were allowed into the Summer Olympics to compete in running, they'd dominate. However, they are horrible at water polo and don't even think about the balance beam.
If you find yourself in the Ogema, Minnesota area, which is in the western part of the state, north of Detroit Lakes, and you happen upon this roaming buffalo, take heed of the White Earth Nation warning and please simply notify the authorities of its location.
The goal here is to get this buffalo home safely and not to live out some Gene Autry fantasy you've harbored for far too long. Here's to safe return home to this proud Minnesota buffalo.
Now, enjoy pictures of animals sleeping because, why not? Trust me, it's worth it if only to see the orangutan laying like he's being drawn like one of Jack Dawson's French girls. I'll trust you've seen 'Titanic'.
LOOK: 30 fascinating facts about sleep in the animal kingdom
LOOK: Stunning animal photos from around the world