Man, does National Geographic capture some cool footage or what?
When you see a video of an elk being taken out, it’s safe to assume it was a grizzly bear or pack of wolves that got to it, but in a crazy video we see you can’t trust any species in the wild.
Because the predator isn’t always who you’d think…
The video begins with a lone wolf chasing an elk through a grassland in Yellowstone National Park. It got close and was able to get a weak bite on the elk’s backside, but it escaped into a herd of nearby bison.
Prey animals have been known to join larger herds to escape attacks, like this mule deer getting away from a coyote, but what happened this time was completely out of the blue…
One of the bison decided he didn’t like the elk hanging around in their ranks, maybe wary of the wolf’s attention it was bringing and decided to take bold action against this unwelcomed guest to keep himself and the others safe.
The bison charged the unexpecting elk, catching it clean on the side, even lifting it into the air. The elk was stunned but was stuck in quite a predicament. If he left the herd he’d be taken out by the wolf. But if he stayed, he’d be attacked by an angry bison.
A rock and a hard place if I’ve ever seen one.
The elk decided to roll the dice with the bison, but unfortunately, luck wasn’t on his side.
It attacked a second time with a vengeance, this time driving the elk to the ground and goring it multiple times in a fatal blow.
As the herd moved on, the wolf patiently waited, eventually moving in and feasting on the fresh carcass in probably the easiest meal it would ever get.
Nature never fails to show you how brutal it can be…
Yellowstone Bison Gores Another Bison, Lifts It Off The Ground
Time and time again we see tourist walking right up to a full-grown bison and all we can do is cringe and wait to see what happens.
Videos continue to pop up of people paying the price of getting close to these beasts whether it’s a biker getting their pants ripped off, a tourist near getting run over or someone’s car actually getting run over by a bison.
There just doesn’t seem to be an end to the madness…
But those loses are our rewards in the form of cheap entertainment and I’m not complaining.
However, a video like this shows just why we stay the hell away from any Bison, regardless of the size or situation. You’re a tourist, not an expert or even a good photographer. It is better to be safe than sorry.
The video is a short one the point is made clear in that time.
A typical day at Yellowstone National Park with a whole herd of bison blocking the road. This fella is smart and stayed in the comfort of his vehicle and videotaped it from afar.
Amongst the group of bison, two of them seem to be havin’ er out. One of them takes off running as the other says ‘oh shit’ and takes a few steps back. Too late…
The charging bison puts its head down and literally makes another mature bison fly.
Please don’t get close to one, it will fold you right in two. Check it out.
Woman Falls And Plays Dead To Escape Charging Bison
It’s open season on idiots at Yellowstone these days.
We saw a 9-year-old girl get air mailed(she was fine though) after her parents got too close (way to go dad), and even more recently, we saw an elderly lady get gored at Yellowstone after she tried to pet a bison, yes PET A BISON. It should go without saying, but don’t try and put a bison people…
Anyways… now we have another lady who barely escaped, in fact… tripping over her own feet might’ve saved her life.
A unnamed woman was recently touring Yellowstone National Park and found herself running for her life when she got too close to a charging bison. She tripped, fell flat on her face, and then played dead. The charging bison pumped the brakes right before running her clean over.
According to KBZK, the woman was a “Montana local” and knew that she should “play dead,” but I have to ask… if you know to “play dead” when a bison tries to smash you like a bug, then how come you don’t know to stay the hell away from them?
Like, ya know?
I mean, here’s the bison warning from Yellowstone right now…
Basically, keep your distance from moose, stay WAY the hell away from bears, and Bison? Don’t even think about it…
And yet somehow, we have a new story every day with some bozo wandering right up to the herd to get a pic for the ‘Gram.