Times I Have Almost Died: North Dakota Animals

When forced to think about North Dakota (sadly, most people will not do so willingly), they mostly mention how cold it is. Little do they know that summertime threats besides frost bite lurk in the ravines of the badlands. Fiercest and most mysterious of these is the legendary Prairie Shark:

Or possibly some kind of root. Still, SCARY STUFF!

Or possibly some kind of root. Still, SCARY STUFF!


The only defense against the Prairie Shark is to run away quickly. Luckily, that left me energized to deal with our other brushes with death:

Again, cute but DEADLY

Again, cute but DEADLY

And the mighty buffalo:

DON'T EVEN MESS WITH ME ONCE NEARLY-EXTINCT SYMBOL OF NATIVE LIVELIHOOD. I WILL CUT A BITCH.

DON'T EVEN MESS WITH ME ONCE NEARLY-EXTINCT SYMBOL OF NATIVE LIVELIHOOD. I WILL CUT A BITCH.

Also, Trixie will eat your liver. True story.

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