That would scare a person pretty good. Some folks get nervous going over bridges that don’t have a giant herd of bison coming across.
But that is one of the great things about the wilderness, you never know what you might see.
Bison, sometimes known as buffalo, are one of the most recognizable animals in North America.
Yellowstone National Park is home to the largest bison herd in the United States with an estimated population of 4,900 bison. The park has ideal habitat for bison with grasslands, wetlands, and rivers that provide what they need.
They can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and stand over 6 feet tall at the shoulder making them the largest mammal in North America.
Bison are social animals that form herds for protection. These herds can range in size from a few dozen to several hundred. The herd is led by a dominant male known as a bull, with age, strength and health generally determining the pecking order.
Now, take a herd of the largest animals to roam these lands and put them on a bridge… while the they are running. A little uneasy, eh?
These people were driving along when they got to experience such an event in Yellowstone National Park.
A herd of bison forced them to pull over on a bridge. As the bison charge towards them the bridge starts to shake.
The car starts to move with the bridge as what seems to be hundreds of bison running full speed on by the car as the people inside laugh about the bridge shaking.
And of course, you’re just praying the whole time that they don’t smash into your car.
If you don’t have Yellowstone National Park on the schedule this year, make the trip… it’s always worth it.