It’s the end of 2023, almost 2024, and tourists are still treating national parks like they’re petting zoos.
Ever since the 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak and everybody was forced to stay indoors and social distance, it seems like people have forgotten how to act in public, or just lost their minds in general.
And this includes tourists approaching the wildlife at national parks (whose attendance has never been higher lately) for a chance to capture the perfect Kodak moment so they can get a little bit of clout on the internet.
It seems like every week a new video emerges of a tourist (or group of tourists) approaching a creature that has the ability to send them straight to the hospital without even thinking twice about it, and this week is no exception.
In this crazy video footage, you can see a large group of tourists surrounding a MASSIVE bison at Yellowstone National Park, standing only a few feet away from the beast while taking pictures. At first, the bison appears to be just chilling and munching on grass, not threatened by the tourists at all.
However, things quickly take a turn for the worse when the bison makes a beeline directly towards the group, sending them all scattering in different directions. As you can see, some of the tourists even have their backs turned to the creature, and if they hadn’t have been alerted by the charging bison things could’ve turned out really bad.
This is just another example of why you should follow national park rules and stay at least 25 yards away from the wildlife.
Luckily for them, this big bison wasn’t looking for blood. I’d say lesson learned, but after seeing at least 100 of these videos a year, for the past handful of years, I’m pretty confident nobody has learned anything.
Bison Charges Entire His Family At Yellowstone National Park
It is really non-stop, isn’t it?
Time after time, just incredibly stupid bison encounters from visitors to Yellowstone National Park. It’s really surprisingly how few people actually get hurt in these wild videos, however when they do, it’s never good.
So once again for the people in the back, these are not fluffy cows, they’re not friendly, and they will run you over without a second thought.
The video starts with an entire family walking directly towards a bison that is standing next to a boardwalk.
Although there are many stupid people way too close, this family is the king of them all as they decide to walk straight up to this bison. They get within a few feet of it and all start taking cellphone pictures.
The man video taping this wild event from afar sums up what we are all thinking perfectly.
“See him gesturing? See his head movements? Saying I will get you, I will get you.”
The bison continues to give them fair warning it is not happy. The crowd start to realize and disperse. However, four people stay put and quickly learn what the bison was communicating.
One man starts to run away a bit from the increasing angry animal and everything starts to run including the bison.
Most of their family makes it to higher ground. The bison stays on the tail of one of the smallest people there who is hung out to dry by mom and dad. Luckily, the boy is able to use the bushes to help get away as he gets chased in a circle with everyone shouting for him to run.
He makes it away safe and everyone in the area realizes they need to take a good 10-steps back.
And perhaps the craziest part? The man who seems to be his father is laughing the whole time…
Ain’t nothing funny about that one, dad. Other than how stupid you are…
The kid got lucky…
Brown Bears Battle Over Whale Carcass Off Coast Of Alaska
I just got back from the lovely state of Montana, and while I didn’t run into any bears while I was there (probably a good thing), you get a first hand account of the vast, incredible, and humbling beauty this country has to offer.
And while Montana is amazing it gets no more vast, incredible and humbling than Alaska.
In this incredible footage at the Katmai Coast of Southern Alaska, we get to watch as two coastal brown bears engage in a vicious fight over a beached whale carcass.
A whale carcass beached on the Alaskan coast prompted several dramatic fights between scavenging bears over the newfound bounty.
The scene was caught on camera at the Katmai coast in southern Alaska, in August 2015, as a massive male attacked a smaller female with a cub at the carcass, briefly gaining the upper hand until a different male attacks, saving the female.