Sometimes these animals are just hilarious.
The things they do don’t always make sense to us, but it is always cool to see something unexpected in the wild.
Bison are massive animals with males weighing up to 2,000 pounds and standing over 6 feet tall at the shoulder. Females are slightly smaller weighing up to 1,000 pounds and standing around 5 feet tall at the shoulder.
Yellowstone National Park is home to the largest remaining wild bison population in the United States with about 5,000 fluctuating in and out of the park boundaries. During the winter months, bison in Yellowstone National Park gather in large herds to find food and shelter. These herds can consist of hundreds, even thousands of bison at a time.
Bison are generally peaceful animals and will not bother humans unless provoked. Although, like many other animals including humans, they can become aggressive if they feel threatened. When a bison is angry, it will often snort, paw the ground, and lower its head. This is a clear warning sign that the bison is feeling threatened.
If a bison charges, it can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour and rams with its head down.
That’s a big and powerful animal to have mad at you.
These tourists were out for a ride on a Yellowstone snowcoach when they came across a bison during their travels.
The bison is seen out the front window standing in front of the vehicle. It jumps up and down into the snow twisting around that seems to say it doesn’t like the vehicle, but it also seems to be pretty playful at the sight of the snow.
The bison stops jumping and immediately hits the ground and rolls to its side as the tourists laugh hysterically at it. It then stands up and doesn’t want to get out of their way as it runs in front of them.
That is one interesting bison, and one helluva show for the park visitors.
Bison Railroads Fellow Bison To Escape From Hungry 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?
Here’s the full scene:
And for old times’ sake…
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.
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Bison Surround Campers In Their Tents At Yellowstone
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.