Yellowstone National Park is home to absolutely incredible sights, from beautiful mountain landscapes to erupting geysers, while supporting an ecosystem of some of nature’s coolest animals.
And while we sometimes like to pretend those animals cohabitate and get along like Winnie The Pooh, the reality is very, very different.
Take this video for example, which shows an excruciatingly tiring fight between a young bison and a grizzly bear.
Captured by Michael Daus of Wyoming, it shows a far from fully-grown bison displaying the raw power and will to survive inside each one of these beasts.
But unfortunately for the bison, he was up against one of the greatest killing machines ever put on planet Earth.
There were times where it looked like the bison was going to get away, even putting the grizzly on the defensive for a second, but it turned out to be fruitless.
While we don’t see the final result, there’s almost no escaping when a grizzly decides your time is up. The video ends with a completely exhausted bison near the edge of a stream with the grizzly still attacking.
I think we can guess how this one ends.
Nothing like a vicious nature video to humble you and help you realize our place in the food chain if we had to just fight it out…
Charging Bison Lifts Another Bison Clean Off The Ground At Yellowstone National Park
Time and time again we see tourist walking right up to a full-grown bison and all we can do is cringe and wait to see what happens.
Videos continue to pop up of people paying the price of getting close to these beasts whether it’s a biker getting their pants ripped off, a tourist near getting run over or someone’s car actually getting run over by a bison.
There just doesn’t seem to be an end to the madness…
But those loses are our rewards in the form of cheap entertainment and I’m not complaining.
However, a video like this shows just why we stay the hell away from any Bison, regardless of the size or situation. You’re a tourist, not an expert or even a good photographer. It is better to be safe than sorry.
The video is a short one the point is made clear in that time.
A typical day at Yellowstone National Park with a whole herd of bison blocking the road. This fella is smart and stayed in the comfort of his vehicle and videotaped it from afar.
Amongst the group of bison, two of them seem to be havin’ er out. One of them takes off running as the other says ‘oh shit’ and takes a few steps back. Too late…
The charging bison puts its head down and literally makes another mature bison fly.
Please don’t get close to one, it will fold you right in two.
Check it out.
Brown Bears Battle Over Whale Carcass Off Coast Of Alaska
I just got back from the lovely state of Montana, and while I didn’t run into any bears while I was there (probably a good thing), you get a first hand account of the vast, incredible, and humbling beauty this country has to offer.
And while Montana is amazing it gets no more vast, incredible and humbling than Alaska.
In this incredible footage at the Katmai Coast of Southern Alaska, we get to watch as two coastal brown bears engage in a vicious fight over a beached whale carcass.
A whale carcass beached on the Alaskan coast prompted several dramatic fights between scavenging bears over the newfound bounty.
The scene was caught on camera at the Katmai coast in southern Alaska, in August 2015, as a massive male attacked a smaller female with a cub at the carcass, briefly gaining the upper hand until a different male attacks, saving the female.
And we have a front row seat.
Woman Trips Running From Charging Bison And Narrowly Misses Getting Ran Over
It’s open season on idiots at Yellowstone these days.
We saw a 9-year-old girl get air mailed(she was fine though) after her parents got too close (way to go dad), and even more recently, we saw an elderly lady get gored at Yellowstone after she tried to pet a bison, yes PET A BISON. It should go without saying, but don’t try and put a bison people…
Anyways… now we have another lady who barely escaped, in fact… tripping over her own feet might’ve saved her life.
A unnamed woman was recently touring Yellowstone National Park and found herself running for her life when she got too close to a charging bison. She tripped, fell flat on her face, and then played dead. The charging bison pumped the brakes right before running her clean over.
According to KBZK, the woman was a “Montana local” and knew that she should “play dead,” but I have to ask… if you know to “play dead” when a bison tries to smash you like a bug, then how come you don’t know to stay the hell away from them?
Like, ya know?
I mean, here’s the bison warning from Yellowstone right now…
Basically, keep your distance from moose, stay WAY the hell away from bears, and Bison? Don’t even think about it…
And yet somehow, we have a new story every day with some bozo wandering right up to the herd to get a pic for the ‘Gram.