A Sign of His Times Is Meant to Buffalo Would-Be Trespassers
Faster than a speeding proton, more powerful than a particle accelerator, able to leap fences in a single bound...well, not quite. All hyper-bull-ee aside, this bucolic bison is simply a front-runner in his chosen field. It seems somehow appropriate that this field, where speed is everything, should be located on the grounds of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Batavia, Ill. Since most of the lab's facilities are located underground, there is plenty of range aboveground for the 80-member herd of American bison kept there. As for photo opportunities, at about six feet tall and weighing more than a ton, the fleet fellow pictured above is considerably more noticeable than the subterranean subatomic particles with which he peacefully co-exists. Besides having his hoof speed immortalized by the lab's grounds crew, this taurine tower, unlike a perpetually peripatetic proton, stands still for the camera.
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