Saturday, December 20, 2008

Camera Critter Meme #37

Several years ago, I took a trip back east to my old stompin' grounds in Illinois.

A lot of my family lives in that area, and I was looking forward to seeing all of them. One of the towns I spent time in, was Hoopeston, Illinois. While there, we took the time to go see the old farm outside of town, where I spent a lot of fun summers.

I don't remember animals other than chickens on the farm when I was a kid. However, when we arrived at farm, I was surprised to see Buffalo roaming the fields. I had seen Buffalo before, but I had never gotten as close to these large, powerful critters as I did that day.




Other than the main house, not much of the old farm as I remember it, remain. But it was still a nice visit a place I fondly remember.

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23 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

WOW - you DID get close! That's awesome. They are such massive and impressive creatures!

OK, OK, I gotta go get ready to go to 'you know where' now...

Mimi said...

The older one looks like he might have a small odor problem, lol!

Reader Wil said...

Buffaloes are very impressive animals I think, for I have never seen one! Your photos show them as they are!

Crafty Gardener said...

Great photos

Lapa37 said...

I bet that was an incredible experience being so close to something so massive and amazing.

ratmammy said...

what awesome creatures!

Grammy said...

The Buffalo is one of my favorite critters. How lucky you were to see them in person. And the baby is so adorable. Thanks for the wonderful photos. I enjoyed them very much.

Juliana RW said...

That is cool shot. I've never make shot of buffalo :D

My CC entry this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

b13 said...

That's a tough critter!

Ms. Hays said...

Look at the baby - sooo sweet - but the horned one is scary! Great story back in time!!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Wow.. to actually see buffaloes is pretty neat!! Awesome photos!!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Rhea said...

Wow, those are incredible creatures! I love how impressive in size and hairiness they are! Great pictures.

kayleen said...

great buffalo photos. happy holidays.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Wow! Beautiful yet scary. The baby is so cute.

Anna said...

I grew up in Illinois (Windsor) and I never saw any buffalo, either. We got pretty close to some a few years ago in South Dakota. I might just post some of those pictures for a future Camera Critters post...

Ramantik said...

Bravo Criter, very impressive, Astonished me these photos. Very happy and track on this blog!
Greeting and congratulations holidays.

babooshka said...

Excellent captures of wonderful wooly creatures.

People with Cameras said...

Wonderful photos :) I don't get to see them around here

fishing guy said...

Ash: Neat photos of the Buffalo.
Thanks for the bird ID, I hadn't heard of one and it makes it hard to ID.

Lakshmi said...

they look quite massive...they seemed to have posed for you

June said...

I hear there are buffalo around where I live in Virginia...perhaps not wild though. I'll have to check out next summer. Nice shots!

Ice Pony Goddess said...

Love the baby calf.

i beati said...

outstanding Sandy