"Feral ~ from feminine of ferus wild: having escaped from domestication and become wild"...




Wednesday

"excuse me?"


"Excuse me, but is this...?"




"why, yes, yes it is...."


Ah, the perils of free ranging cattle in Tourist Land - 
but they do make great tour guides!



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27 comments:

  1. Is it named after the man who got his comeuppance in the battle of Little Bighorn? Just wondering.

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    1. Custer National Forest was named after General Custer in 1908 by Pres. Theodore Roosevelt, a well known conservationist, in fact one of his nicknames is "the Father of conservation"...actually there are many places in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota that are named after General Custer. One little unknown fact is that not only did General Custer die in the battle of the Little Bighorn, but so did his relatives - two of his brothers, Boston and Thomas - a nephew, Harry Armstrong Reed - his brother in law, James Calhoun. They thought it was to be an easy ride to push the Native Americans away to a reservation set up by the US Government - as we know now, it was nothing but. Many native Americans also were killed at the battle, and we dont hear about their story as much as we do about Custer's. A very knowledgeable read based on historical account and fact is "The killing of Crazy Horse" by Thomas Powers - I strongly recommend it if you are interested in reading more about the background of both sides in the battle of Little Bighorn. Thanks for the interesting question!

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  2. too cute - and obviously very helpful!

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  3. You were in the right place at the right time, weren't you?

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    1. LOL Yep! I actually had to put the truck in reverse to get the shot - this little steer just stood there like "what?" LOL

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  4. Love it. You should submit to country magazine.

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  5. What! You are a Cow Whisperer, too? OMG - is there no end?? Looks like it will be a lovely vacation...

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  6. What a shame to name something other than an out house after custer.

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    1. It was originally named "Otter National Forest" (after our area, there an "Otter Creek" nearby) in 1907 when it first became a National Forest, but Pres. Teddy Roosevelt approved the name change in 1908, hence, Custer National Forest as we know it today...

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  7. Having lived in Wyoming for a winter, I'm not surprised places there are named after General Custer. Not what I would name a park, but in these United States people and their beliefs are so incredibly different from state to state.

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    1. Inger, you really have to read "The Killing of Crazy Horse" by Thomas Powers, a pulitizer prize writer - you will see all the politics involved, concerning both Government officials and native Americans...

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  8. Love the perspective, the scale! So cute! Tiny cow.

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  9. What a great, great picture!! :)

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  10. Wow Feral COOL shot:) I would let him/her be my tour guide anytime. xoxo B

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  11. Whoops what kind of a farmer am I had to look twice:) it is a bull or possible a steer:) B

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  12. Obviously, he was still on duty!!

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  13. Bovine tour guides, you say. Well, that's no bull. Right?

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
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    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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  14. The forest may be named after Custer but that campground belongs to Cows.

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  15. hahaha! Good thing you talk cow!

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  16. We were surprised to see cow crossing signs the first time we traveled up in your area. Around here, it is all deer crossing signs.

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  17. Thanks for the smile, wave at my folks when you go by!

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  18. Love when the sign correctly describes the area ! lol

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  19. Cows are the best tour guides - I stop to,talk with them often. :-)

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  20. Who does that? Actually SEES the animal the sign is warning you about! Really? I want to go on one of those whale sighting tourist boats with you. I bet you'd actually see the whales!

    Cindy Bee

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  21. I hear they work for peanuts. And corn. :)

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