Bison Walk

They walk, just as they have since the beginning of time. And they continue to walk, just as they always will, until the very end of time.

The bison, proud and majestic, don’t walk very quickly, although they can move far faster than you might expect, for they are in no hurry on their trek to the interior of Yellowstone National Park. The winter was unusually severe, with constant heavy snows, and a corresponding toll was taken on these animals. It is spring now, though, and time to move from the lower areas of the vast park to their “summer home,” as it were, in the higher areas. This yearly migration is an event in and of itself to behold, as everywhere you look the bison walk.

There is the miracle of life at work here, too. For the young make the walk as well, alongside their parents, as they learn the path, and learn the rhythms of life. They may be young, but they have no problem keeping up the pace. It may be a slow pace, but it is relentless nonetheless.

The bison walk this year. And they will walk next year as well. Just as they always will.

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