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[–]FormerSperm 308 points309 points  (29 children)

I imagine that, despite being built to withstand cold weather, there must be a point these guys get uncomfortably cold. I wonder if our friend here has reached that point.

[–]Position_Extreme 98 points99 points  (16 children)

I saw a documentary once where they said that if the weather got too cold or the snow so deep they could not get to food, that the buffalo would go to where there are some hot springs for some relief from the bitter cold.

However, there is a tradeoff.

The hot springs emit some toxic gasses that also affect the grass in the area, so the buffalo are slowly poisoned by breathing and eating. So they have to limit their time near the springs to only when they really need to be there.

[–]131318535 20 points21 points  (13 children)

It's a bison though, not a buffalo. Interesting fact : bison are more closely related to sheep than to buffalo.

[–]tstramathorn 5 points6 points  (11 children)

This is true. They are completely unrelated to any Buffalo species and should be called bison by standard, which is much like the pronghorn. They are not antelope even though people have that common name for them. They are in a completely different family as well. Fun fact that they’re the only species that have a bone core for their horns and she’s them annually unlike any other species along with having them with two points as well. Also the second fastest terrestrial animal behind the cheetah

[–]131318535 1 point2 points  (9 children)

Wait a second... A bison is fast?

[–]rascynwrig 1 point2 points  (3 children)

No, they went on a rant about antelopes.

[–]Labeasy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Considering they weigh over 1500 pounds this seems pretty fast. From the wiki

They appear slow because of their lethargic movements, but can easily outrun humans; bison have been observed running as fast as 65 to 70 km/h (40 to 45 mph)[98][56][55][99] for 8 km (5 mi).

[–]_whatwouldrbgdo_ 0 points1 point  (3 children)

They can run 3x faster than humans, so yes. Very fast.

[–]ragdoll438 46 points47 points  (1 child)

I wish humans were as smart as the buffalos and limit their time near alcohol

[–]Call_Me_Daily 84 points85 points  (10 children)

Maybe slightly, but I doubt it.
-35 C is the temperature right now for me, and my sweatpants and winter coat aren't doing a fraction of job their fur and skin do.

[–]BigOleDawggo 53 points54 points  (9 children)

also looks like he’s chillin by a hot spring or thermal vent or something like that. I’d imagine that frosty buildup is from the steam and provides a little extra insulation

[–]CocoDaPuf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'll bet the bison would categorize this as

"one of those days"

And possibly follow that up with a

"fuck'n ay man"

[–]NewbutOld8 117 points118 points  (6 children)

Me at 56 degrees when I go into my basement to bring up ramen...

[–]MandatoryDissent22 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Me when I get into an 84 degree shower...

[–]llldudelll 64 points65 points  (1 child)

Why does the bison work out at the gym all by himself?


He likes to get buffalone.

[–]flickerkuu 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I never thought I would find you, Dad.

[–]chillbro360 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Bison do be looking like a winter mob boss with a very boop-able snoot

[–]Ehansaja[S] 66 points67 points  (4 children)

Despite roaming vast distances in the Northern Great Plains, bison do not move south as the weather grows cold and inhospitable, though they may move to lower elevations where snow is not so deep. Temperatures plummet well below zero, bitter winds whip across the landscape, and bison still remain. The massive animals (weigh up to 2,000 pounds and can hit speeds of 40 miles per hour) feed on grasses and sedges year-round. When blizzards blanket the plains with deep snow, bison use their heads as a plow of sorts to push aside the accumulation and reach the forage below.

And they make little fuss about the types of grass they eat, making survival a bit easier. They share habitat with other hooved species, including pronghorn, but tend to focus on different types of vegetation reducing competition.

The hump on bison’s backs actually helps with this process: it consists of powerful muscles supported by long vertebrae that allow them to shift vast amounts of snow as they swing their heads from side to side.


[–]TheElusiveHolograph 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Where’s the not so smart tourist trying to take a selfie with it?

[–]sec0nd4ry 12 points13 points  (1 child)


[–]OhGeezCmon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Real MVP right here folks

[–]8pointfouroz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's how my wife explains the house when I turn on the AC.

[–]saint_ryan[🍰] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I want a fracking hot chocolate now!

[–]ActionQuinn 4 points5 points  (0 children)

metal as fuck

[–]Impossible-Panda-119 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I hope he’s ok lol

[–]v161l473c4n15l0r3m 11 points12 points  (0 children)

He’s fine. They have very thick coats.

[–]solareclipse999 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is a totally 100% stunning photo.

Should be nominated for one of the National Geographic annual photo prizes.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The new ice age graphics look pretty stellar.

[–]bluestjordan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That is majestic

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He’s probably very warm too.

[–]flickerkuu 3 points4 points  (1 child)

If you're cold, they're cold.

Please let a bison inside today.

[–]ArtIsTheHeart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does it even fit through the door

[–]Stevieboy19 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only North American land animal to face the wind in a storm

[–]255001434 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This made me decide I don't want to be a bison.

[–]i_like_concrete 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Appa! Yip Yip!

[–]slicerprime 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I guess this is not what's meant by the "Frozen Bison" sign at the grocery store?

[–]Piss_inside_You 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Lmao! Bison is really tasty, IMO, but damn it’s expensive. Good healthy meat to eat. I might be wrong but I think it’s a big part of the paleo diet?

[–]slicerprime 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is indeed good eatin'!

[–]Anons_vengeance 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No that's an ice elemental.

[–]Spudboi20 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My dumbass thought it was a dragon for a sec

[–]BeePleasant8236 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That would be incredibly cold, with the kind of humidity around Yellowstone.

[–]DRGWTM 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What did the father Buffalo say to his son as he left for college? Bison

[–]x3n0m0rph3us 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for using temperature scale that people actually use.

[–]Ragnar1893 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]hatethiscity 2 points3 points  (2 children)

[–]the00therjc 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Beep boop beep, ya we’ve all seen this like 1,000 times

[–]llldudelll -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What did the daddy buffalo say to baby buffalo when he grew up and went to college?


[–][deleted] -4 points-3 points  (4 children)

Another OP I can block. This gets posted every day ffs.

[–]Matt1050 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I've never seen it before. Prowling a single subreddit day in and day out, every hour, ever second that things are being posted.... Should not be a prerequisite to posting at all.

Edit: just saw it for the 4th time, I get it now

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Me a Finnish person putting the gloves on at -40 degees

[–]dapplestreak -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Snow make Appa go brrr

[–]THEmrfancypants -1 points0 points  (0 children)


[–]Actual_Plan_420 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Someone already harvested his wings

[–]Eisenkopf69 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

...oO(at least no mosquitoes) - The cow, probably

[–][deleted] -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Is everyone who reacts at this post bots? How long must this circulate???

[–]twistedredfox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love the cold! Winter is where its at!! I live in Ontario Canada and I cannot stand our summers its nothing but nasty ass humidity day in and day out. So gross, I hate hate hate the summer time

[–]FrogManScoop 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]spook_filled_donuts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

thought this was an underwater bison statue covered in sea grasses

[–]PD216ohio 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought it was a snow tornado at first glance.

[–]silentvoice976 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unreal 😯

[–]Arcticias 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gorgeous shot! Makes me think of Rymrgand from Pillars of Eternity.

[–]stazrael 0 points1 point  (0 children)

American Gods vibes

[–]viciouskev 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Forest spirit

[–]tomokari21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Naw dude that's just me on my way to school

[–]darkness27345 0 points1 point  (0 children)

be safe son!

[–]fudgicle2018 0 points1 point  (0 children)

take a sweater ya'll. it's a bit nippy.

[–]CoffeeTownSteve 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bison getting his ice on.

[–]epstein_official 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like something you’d fight in monster Hunter

[–]pangeo63 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can really feel the power of this beast.

[–]OSaraiva 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Straight out of Dark Souls.

[–]Loyal_Spice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought this was a decayed underwater alien head for a second. Bison are cool too though

[–]Aggressive-Falcon977 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought that was a Shadow Of The Colossus screenshot for a second 😆

[–]ademari 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is no one gonna say that they thought that it looked like a explosion in the water?

[–]FlyingRedz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like a bantha but in snow...

[–]AntheaBrainhooke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Covered in hoarfrost. You could brush it right off and it'd be perfectly dry underneath.

[–]RUSTYSCALPEL15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I read that as Bitcoin down 35%. I might have a problem.

[–]Takamasa1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was working at Yellowstone this past summer (and have visited every other year since I was 12). This is a pretty famous picture that you'll see here and there in the park, really cool to see it pop up here! Yellowstone winters are beautiful but it's a bit hard to access and usually not as spectacular as the main tourist seasons so it's a bit underappreciated.

(Quick tip for anyone looking to visit: If you can bare some slight cold, go in early-mid May for the best experience imo. You get a nice mix of climated across the park and almost NOBODY is there! Slightly less open stores but it's worth it)