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White Bison Born in Connecticut
« on: July 25, 2012, 04:19:52 pm »
Well, cool, whattya know...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/nyregion/sacred-white-bison-is-born-in-rural-connecticut.html?_r=1

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GOSHEN, Conn. — If one were asked to pick a typical home where the buffalo roam, the answer probably would not be Litchfield County amid the rolling hills and understated rural chic of Northwest Connecticut.

But when Bison No. 7 on Peter Fay’s farm gave birth to a white, 30-pound bull calf a month ago, it made the Fay farm below Mohawk Mountain, for the moment at least, the unlikely epicenter of the bison universe.

For Mr. Fay, what happened was an astoundingly unexpected oddity — white bison are so rare that each birth is viewed as akin to a historic event.

For Marian White Mouse of Wanblee, S.D., and other American Indians, it is a supremely auspicious message from the spirits. She will fly with her family to Connecticut for naming ceremonies at the end of the month that are expected to draw large crowds.

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    White Bison Born in Connecticut
    « Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 09:26:39 pm »
    I wonder what the gestation period for a buffalo is? It would be wild if this one was conceived at about the same time the one was killed a few months ago.
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    Re: White Bison Born in Connecticut
    « Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 09:50:07 pm »
    270-300 days... born on June 16th, soooo... about three months between the death of the one in Texas and this one's conception?

    Freaky coincidence, if you're the superstitious type.    :scrutiny

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    Re: White Bison Born in Connecticut
    « Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 10:18:36 pm »
    Is it me or are the births of white buffalo becoming more frequent? This is what like the 5th or 6th one born either here or in Canada since the mid-90's?
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    Re: White Bison Born in Connecticut
    « Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 11:40:49 pm »
    Probably more people breeding them,  and we now have the internet and mass media to spread the word when it occurs.   A few decades ago if one was born on the other side of the country, you probably wouldnt hear about it.
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    Re: White Bison Born in Connecticut
    « Reply #5 on: July 29, 2012, 07:22:21 pm »
    Hopefully this will make it a little easier for the Indians to deal with the loss of their other one.

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