You would think that the fact three people got gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Parkwould be enough for every other tourist to head the park’s warnings about not getting too close to the wildlife, and staying a safe distance of 25 yards+ away.
But nah, here I find myself once again watching a video of some other bozo trying to capture that “Kodak moment,” just so they can get a little bit of clout on social media.
And this just might be the worst one yet, considering the tourist doesn’t even give the bison a fair warning that they are walking up towards it.
In the footage, you see a tourist sneaking up behind a bison while it’s just minding its own business, munching on some grass and insects.
However, bison are in the rut this time of year, so they’re way more ornery and standoffish than they are any other part of the year, as the males will do anything to fight off threats so they can find their mate.
Without even looking back, the bison senses the tourists presence, and charges straight back at the person, ready for blood.
Judging from the video, it appears the bison chased the tourist away for a good few seconds before it finally got the job done.
9-Year-Old Girl Launched By Bison At Yellowstone National Park
Good God, people…
It should go without saying, but that’s why you don’t get close to bison.
For like the 10,000th time, they’re not cows and you’re not at a petting zoo… you’re at Yellowstone National Park, home to arguably the United States’ most lethal collection of animals.
Bison, wolves, elk, bears, and plenty more, are all capable of killing you, and believe it or not, it’s bears or wolves that hurt people the most. It’s actually bison that cause the most injuries at Yellowstone.
Why? People like this…
Bigger than you think, faster than you think, and freakishly powerful, bison will think nothing of running you down, plowing you over, or if you’re a 9-year-old Florida girl… launching you to the moon.
Back in 2019, the girl was part of a tourist group of about 50 people near Observation Point Trail, near the iconic Old Faithful Geyser. According to reports from park staff, the group got within 5-10 feet of the bison and were close for approximately 20 minutes before the charge.
When her family was charged, everybody scattered, leaving the 9-year-old high and dry (way to go mom and dad), and the bison locked eyes on the young girl.
Running her down in a matter of seconds, the bison struck her with its big and powerful head, and lifted her high into the air.
Thankfully, the little girl was treated and released from a park medical clinic and seemingly had no real injuries save for some bumps and bruises, but the situation could’ve much, much worse.
Hopefully dad learned a valuable lesson about wildlife… and keeping an eye on his kids.
Utah Woman Gets Charged By Bison After Stick Is Thrown At It
You hate to see it…
It’s not like I want to see anyone get hurt, but can these folks please start helping themselves?
If you stay out of harms way, nothing can harm you… it’s that simple. So in other words, start away from this 1,000-plus pound, pissed off bison, which will certainly harm you if you get close enough.
This video of a news report on Cathy Hayes who was at Yellowstone National Park. Cathy, a Utah native, and her family decided it was a good idea to get closer to a bison for a good video.
Cathy even jokes that she’s about to get gored by a bison, but her brother-in-law Donald just had to get a closer look.
Then Donald breaks the cardinal sin of national parks and… provokes it. The moron throws a stick at the bison and nearly got his ass gored for it.
Unfortunately, his sister took the hit.
“Flipped me end-over-end like a rag doll, in the air.”
The bison charged at Donald but when he tripped and fell (breaking his shoulder), the bison cut straight for her. Cathy made a run for the bushes but she doesn’t realize the bison knows how to get around them.
At this point the video is impossible to see anything, but you can tell when this thing absolutely runs her over, flipping her into the air “like a rag doll” as she put it.
“I could hear him over me stomping and snorting, and I just knew. I knew at that second that was it.
You know, I thought, “This is going to be my last moment. It’s going to be in Yellowstone Park getting tromped by a buffalo.”
It’s funny because she really didn’t get hurt to bad, save for some big bumps and bruises. All we can do is hope she learned her lesson.
The worst of this is, Cathy is a teacher. These are the people educating children making decisions like this and not taking full responsibility for the outcome.
I can’t say I’d be talking to the local news about being an idiot though… at least she can admit it.