Outdoor Updates: Bison Hazing + Fall Foliage

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Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office uses AC/DC for hazing bison

According to a Sept. 10 Facebook post, the Gallatin Country Sheriff’s Office utilizes an unconventional method when clearing reluctant bison from roadways in or around the Yellowstone National Park boundary at West Yellowstone: blasting “Hell’s Bells” by Australian hard-rock band AC/DC.

Deputies typically respond to bison on roadways by turning on their vehicle lights and sirens and utilizing an air horn. However, according to the post, “With a reluctant bison, they’ve been known to play AC/DC ‘Hell’s Bells’ over the speakers—that usually seems to work.”

Fall color experts: WNC’s fall foliage season expected to be vibrant this year

The Asheville Citizen Times reported that this could be the year when the Western North Carolina mountains get their “traditional” fabulous fall foliage, according to local leaf color prognosticators, although Hurricane Dorian and future tropical storms are the looming X factor.

“My best prediction based on the summer we’ve had and the long-range forecast for a little warmer than normal September and October, but back to normal rainfall patterns, barring unpredictable things like storms, I think we might have a more traditional fall, with brighter colors,” said Beverly Collins, professor of biology at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.

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