That would be a wake up call you weren’t expecting.
Let’s hope the bison don’t run into a travel trailer, I feel like they would rip right through it.
Bison are one of the most historic animals in the U.S. Yellowstone is home to the largest population of genetically pure wild bison. They are also the largest animal in North America.
Adult males can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and stand up to six feet tall at the shoulder. Females are slightly smaller, weighing in at around 1,000 pounds and standing up to five feet tall.
These massive animals will fight like many other species during the rut. They do it to establish a pecking order and show dominance in the group. During bison fights, males will use their massive heads and horns to push and ram each other. Bison have thick hides and strong bodies that can withstand the impacts of these fights.
Although it’s completely normal, it’s still really cool to see.
Especially if it is right outside your camper…
These bison were seen in the middle of a Yellowstone campground. Trailers and trucks, and even tents are everywhere with picnic tables in between… and then a whole herd of bison.
Two males are seen going head-to-head in an intense fight right in the middle of it all.
They have a good battle but when the dust settles one has established its dominance in the campground.
What an experience for these campers.
Massive Herd Of Bison Surround Yellowstone Campers
That would scare the life out of you after a sleep in your tent.
Imagine waking up in Yellowstone and seeing whole herd surrounding your campsite would give you the biggest scare ever.
Bison are massive and have the potential to get mad and run you right over. This is the opposite of what you want when you go to one of these parks, but it is just one of the risks of seeing some really cool stuff.
At least these folks are intelligent.
The video starts with a whole herd surround a tent set out in the wild, with one bison laying down and rolling onto its back. The person who formerly occupied the tent is filming and starts to debrief us on what is taking place.
“This is Slough Creek 2021, Bison rut. Our back-country campsite has been taken over. We had to evacuate our tent when we heard the ruckus coming. And now we sit and wait.”
Talk about a wild morning…you’ve gotta think a herd of bison would make you up more than you’re typical morning coffee.
The man makes light of the whole situation
“Ironically the kids were asking me earlier if I ever had bison near my tent”
Should have knocked on wood. That is bound to happen after something like that is said.
The bison roll round and surround the campsite as the camper figures there are more than 300.
I just can’t imagine waking up to the sound of them coming in. That would bring you to your feet pretty quick.
Good thing the campers were smart and made distance from these large beasts.
Bison Stampede Halts Traffic At Yellowstone National Park
My kinda traffic jam.
You never know what you’re gonna see at Yellowstone. While traveling through the park in Wyoming, one parkgoer found herself in the middle of a full blown bison stampede.
“I was just driving through Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming for a lovely fall adventure when the bison – as we often see happen – decided to conduct traffic their own way.”
Pretty damn cool. A bit nerve-racking, but still… really damn cool. And so far, this viral encounter has racked up nearly 2 million views on Facebook.
If you’ve haven’t made it out to Yellowstone yet, put that one on your bucket list (and then scratch it off) ASAP.