I mean, everyone knows the saying: “if you mess with the bull, you get the… horns.”
I know it usually means a different kind of bull, but it really isn’t any different. In fact, a bison bull can be quite larger.
These parks seem to breed this mentality though. The one where people think because they are in a park, they should treat wild animals like they are caged up in a zoo and safe to pet.
Bison are certainly low on the list of animals anyone should be getting close to.
Sure, most of the time it will be fine. But I just don’t think anyone should take that risk with the largest animal in North America. These beasts can weigh up to 2,000 pounds. The largest ever? Over 2,800 pounds. And they can get even bigger in captivity…
Their weight is their weapon, and they have no trouble running over anything they think is a threat.
Yellowstone National Park is home to one of the largest wild bison populations left in North America. It also offers some of the best opportunities to see them with the many roads right through their habitat.
People come from far and wide to see them but far to often put themselves in danger.
These folks were seen on a boardwalk right up next to a massive bison. The woman bends down and in for a better picture right in the bison’s face.
The bison finally has enough and jumps right up on the boardwalk to show them who is boss.
That is all he needed to do, as the people panicked and did the opposite of what you should always do, and they ran.
Everything ended up okay, but far too close of a call. Just enjoy them from afar, I don’t want to see anyone getting hurt for a cell phone picture of an animal.