Some communities know spring has officially arrived when trees start to bud or bird song starts to fill the air. In Jackson Hole, Wyoming, one of those signs of spring is bison returning to the golf course.
This year, bison started showing up on the course at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis in mid-May, Jeff Jensen, the course's assistant superintendent, told the Jackson Hole News and Guide. They'll usually see only a few bison on the course, but this year they've seen up to three dozen over the course of a day or two.
It's not too surprising that bison wander onto the golf course, considering it's near Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge. Course staff do their best to get bison out of the way, since they can get in the way of the golfers and damage greens. When the bison get to be too much of an issue, the golf course asks the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to help.
But ultimately, "wildlife has the right-of-way," Jensen told the Jackson Hole paper.