We’ve seen two people get gored, and another man get knocked over a railing, it’s become quite common as the number of visitors continue to increase every year.
However, it’s not just about Yellowstone… a bison will ram you just about anywhere. Even in a New York zoo…
Located in Chittenango, New York, The Wild Animal Park offers a drive-thru safari where folks can experience the wonders of nature from the comfort and safety of their own car.
Well, I guess not safety…
According to the Toronto Sun, this video was captured at The Wild Safari Drive Thru part of the park, when a bison approaches the car in front of our videographer.
With two young kids hanging out the window, the bison comes closer and closer, takes a sniff, and unleashes a vicious headbutt to the kids. Their heads bounce off the top of the window frame and they sink back into the car.
Needless to say, the person filming quickly rolls up their windows.
The park commented on the matter saying that visitors are expressly told to stay inside their vehicles at all times and that includes hanging out of the windows. They also added that the children in the video were not injured.
Damn, looked like a hell of a headbutt to the face for that kid to walk away uninjured… but thankfully, he did.
I mean, can you imagine getting a headbutt from someone with a head that weighs a couple hundred pounds?
Not on my to-do list…
Woman who took her grandschild to The Wild Safari drive thru in Chittenango May 29 says she saw this a car ahead of her. Safari had been sued by Town of Sullivan for operating w/o proper permits and claims of at least one incident involving “ramming” of a car w/ children in it. pic.twitter.com/B9fjsiHUKc
According to The Wild Safari’s website, the animal park operates as both a zoo, and a drive through animal safari, and you can even schedule personal animal experiences:
“Located on over 40 acres just north of the Village of Chittenango in New York State, The Wild Drive Thru is a drive through safari that provides a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about a variety of animals in the comfort of their own vehicle or in our guided tour on THE BEAST.
With a wide range of domestic and exotics animals from all over the world in multiple pastures, it’s a great place for adventure, learning, and hours of family fun! You have the choice of doing The Wild Drive Thru, The Wild Animal Park, or do both.”
This particular bison was reportedly removed from the exhibit.
A representative for The Wild says zoning was issue with town. Park has all proper permitting – locally and from federal agencies where needed. Also says no one was injured in this incident. Adds, guests are told to stay completely inside vehicle during safari.
Here we have yet another example of a bison attack, but this time, it attacked somebody’s car.
In the footage, you can see two bison sitting on the side of the road, as cars try to pass by.
With that being said, one car begins to slowly approach the bison, and nearly comes to a complete stop at one point, appearing to try to get a picture, or just get up close to one.
Of course, the bison didn’t take too kindly to the car slowing down, and proceeded to headbutt the front end of the car with near full force.
The videographer who posted the footage recalled the situation in the caption:
“This large bison was standing still in the middle of the road, so cars stopped in both directions with plenty of room between them and the bison. Along comes another bison from up the valley, up to the road, much closer to the car.
The larger bison then decides to walk over to the smaller (yet still large) bison. That’s when this happened. Just think if he really put all his force into the ram. Luckily no one was hurt, not even the bison.”
Have fun telling the insurance company that one…
It’s uncertain why the bison decided to headbutt the car, as it didn’t appear to pose a threat initially. However, it is mating season for bison, and male bison tend to get ornery during this time of year.