If you ever wondered just how strong a grizzly bear is, look no further.
To put things into perspective, the average weight of a male American bison ranges from 1,000 to 2,200 pounds, with females averaging around 790 to 1,200 pounds.
Although they’re massive in size, they typically feed strictly off vegetation, so bison are easy prey for predators like bears and packs of wolves…
And in this video, you can see a grizzly at Yellowstone National Park claim a dead bull bison with near ease, as it only takes a couple of tugs to flip the carcass completely over so it can feed off of the other side of the massive creature.
In the footage, you can see a number of vultures sitting around the carcass, and obviously, the birds stand zero chance of reclaiming their food from the hungry grizzly bear, but they might have the opportunity to pick at the scraps.
Apparently, the dead bull bison was hit by a vehicle, severely injuring it and resulting in its death.
The caption tells the full story:
“Apparently, the bull bison was hit by a vehicle and injured. He made it across the Yellowstone River and died on the hillside just to the East of the river. This grizzly bear found the carcass and began feeding on it.
In this video, he is flipping the carcass so he could get to the belly area of the animal. It is this part of the animal that the carnivores like to eat first.
This male bison may weigh from 1,000 to 2,000 pounds and this shows the amazing strength of grizzly bear.”
Wild, just imagine what those jaws could do to you…
Enjoy your next hike!
Bison Railroads Fellow Bison, Leaves Him For Dead To Pack Of Wolves
You know that old Tracy Lawrence song, “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” featuring Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney?
Well, this bison found out the hard way that he didn’t have any…
This is a pretty old video, perhaps somewhere up in Canada… I don’t really know, and at the end of the day, it’s really not that important.
What is import is that we got a herd of bison getting attacked by a hungry pack of wolves.
The littler fella has got the whole pack on his ass, and it’s not looking good. The entire pack is swarming him, taking bites here and there, and it seems like it’s only a matter of time before this young bison becomes lunch for the wolfpack.
But then, a much bigger, absolute UNIT of a bison tries to help? Or leave the youngster for dead… it’s impossible to tell.
Running through the pack of wolves AND the other bison, he absolutely railroads everybody on the scene, leaving his fellow bison at the mercy of the wolfpack.
If he was trying to help, he made things a lot, lot worse…
Either way, I (and the rest of the internet) laughed way too hard at this.
Survival of the fittest is a mf’er, huh?