There’s nothing like taking a trip out to Yellowstone National Park with the family and spending some time in the great outdoors.
Breathe the fresh air, take in the gorgeous sights, and watch 4,000 pounds of pure American muscle battle it out on a road.
As we’ve seen time and time again, bison don’t always pick the best place to pick a fight and often find themselves holding up traffic on a road while tourists line up to get a picture or video of the epic encounter.
Of course this is why many people make the pilgrimage to one of America’s most iconic places, but way to often tourists find themselves in harms way by, well, being quite dumb.
Fortunately in this video, everyone stayed clear of the brawling bison and we were able to get a great view of two majestic beasts throwing horns.
Right from the jump it appeared one of the animals had the upper-hand, pushing the other around and forcing him off to the right side of the road.
They remained locked up for awhile and the guy taking the video hit us with a comment out of no where that gave me a good laugh
“It’s like sumo wrasslin”
But as I was laughing from his comment, the bison that was on the defensive the whole time found some leverage and began pushing the winner to that point clear across the road, hooves skidding on the asphalt in a last ditch effort to hold position.
But it was to no avail and the upset was completed with the winner claiming the road as his own and the loser left to pant in the brush alone.
As the video ends, we see the champion going off to a herd down the road, presumable the new leader of the pack.
Absolutely awesome stuff is always coming out of Yellowstone. It truly is a magical place.
Cyclist Rides Past Big Herd Of Bison At Yellowstone National Park
Anyone else waiting for the attack?
No, just me…
Bisonare relatively docile creatures, especially considering their size and ability to wreak havoc on anything in their path. Make no mistake, if they want to, they’ll mow you down.
And while bison attacks are relatively infrequent, there’s no shortage of instances where we’ve seen tourists get charged, tossed in the air, and even gored at Yellowstone.
Lucky for these cyclists, that wasn’t the case here.
In the video, you can see a cyclist biking down an absolutely gorgeous stretch of road in Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming, when he comes across a large herd of bison.
Other cyclists have chosen to pull over and take cover among the trees while the bison pass, but our man here. He’s made the decision to share the road with the bison… hoping that they see the road the same way.
“27-year-old Caleb Dvorak bikes solo within feet of 75 bison in Yellowstone on Grand Loop Road on April 9th, 2022. Nobody was hurt in the filming of this video and no wildlife was disturbed.”
No harm, no foul.
Still though, you can’t help but feel a little uneasy in such close proximity, and moving quickly towards, these big, beautiful beasts.
Something tells me the sight of the other bikers pulled over made Caleb think twice about continuing on.
Then again, maybe he was just taking in the scenery…
Either way, a wild encounter no doubt.
Yellowstone National ParkReopens After Flooding
Devastating flood levels in Yellowstone National Park have resulted in washed out roads, bridges, and even cabins, along with mud and rock slides that’ve damaged a number of sections of the park.
Visitors were forced to evacuate for their own safety as every entrance was shut down, and park officials noted that it may take months for some parts of the park to reopen.
With that being said, Yellowstone is now reopening parts of their park on Wednesday, but will only allow a limited number of visitors, according to CNN.
The park said in a statement:
“At 8 AM Wednesday, June 22, Yellowstone National Park will begin allowing visitors to access the south loop of the park. The south loop is accessed from the East (Cody), West (West Yellowstone), and South (Grand Teton/Jackson).
Areas accessible include Madison, Old Faithful, Grant Village, Lake Village, Canyon Village, and Norris.”
However, park officials are using an unusual system to decide which visitors will be allowed to access the park. For example, vehicles with license plates ending with an odd number will be allowed to visit on odd numbered days of the month, and those with even numbers can access on even numbered days.
“Park staff have endangered over 1,000 business owners, park partners, commercial operators and residents in surrounding gateway communities to determine how to manage summer visitation.”
According to the National Weather Service, Yellowstone received two to three times the number of typical rainfall for the month of June, with precipitation being over 400% the average in northwestern Wyoming and southern Montana.
Flooding was so severe, that the Yellowstone River peaked at its highest level in over 100 years, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.