By Curtis Fowler, Elk & Bison Prairie Manager
If you visited or will be visiting the Elk & Bison Prairie today or the next few days, you may get a glimpse of a bison that damaged its right horn cap sometime between last night and this morning when we checked the herd.
This type of injury is fairly minor. It does produce a lot of blood as you can see by the photo.
This is a female yearling. She must have bumped something harder than her horn. This “bump” broke the seal on her horn between her hard outer shell and the inside tissue connected to it. If it is not re-damaged by another impact, it should heal over just fine. We’ll keep an eye on her.
Due to the overhead cloud cover, the herd had been lying right next to the road all morning and many of you saw her. We just wanted you to know what was going on.
Thanks for your support to the Elk & Bison Prairie herds.