Okay, Joe, I reckon I can tell you a bit about Brucellosis, considering the fact that I had it for seven years. Other than some kidney damage, I don't think it hurt me too badly, but some people insist it had to have affected my brain. Brucellosis is only an issue around Yellowstone. Custer State Park, in western South Dakota, has a large bison herd, and they keep that herd clean through testing and vaccination. The feds say that Yellowstone is too big to do that. I disagree. The common viewpoint out here is that rich folks like Ted Turner are welcome to run those idiot bison, but we can guarantee that those outfits will uniformly be run by absentee owners. Nobody who has to work with them likes crazy bison for long. They're really fast, strong, and insane. Other than that, we don't care as long as you keep them in your own pasture. We have one herd here in the valley, but so far they haven't been a problem. Around ten years ago, a yearling bull got away from a herd in the Snake Valley, close to a hundred miles away, and we would up having to shoot him up here, just because no one could get within several hundred yards of him, horseback or otherwise. The true issue is not bison - it's just another weapon that the anti-grazing crowd will attempt to use to regulate the ranchers off the range. I only wish that someone, somewhere, would let the public know that Brucellosis is not just an abortive disease of cattle, but a very real threat to public health. It ranks with anthrax and tularemia on the list of potential biological terrorist threats, but you pretty much never hear anyone but the CDC say that.