The bison mating season, which runs from the middle of July through the end of August, sees male bison become more agitated and aggressive. If you don’t know what an aggressive male bison looks like, you are about to find out thanks to this video shared by Yellowstone National Park. With bison being the largest mammals in North America, seeing one lift another up is pretty damn impressive.
Fully grown male bison stand at 6 feet tall (their probably actually 5’11 and are just rounding up) and weigh around 2,000 pounds, which if you don’t know, is a full ton. So when these one-ton beasts go at one another, it is truly a heavy-weight match up.
And catching two going at each other is more likely to happen during mating season, while male bison want to show their female counterparts that they are “tough enough” and worthy to be a romantic partner.
There’s no telling what kind of beef these two bison had with one another, but the charging one clearly set the tone and seemed to put the other in its place (which was apparently 40 feet away from the rest of the herd).
The bison that gets lifted into the air and pushed off the road did its best to prepare for the attack, it just didn’t really have enough time to figure out a defense plan. The other male bison appears to attack “on a whim,” turning around and sprinting full force at the one on the road.
Surprisingly, the attacking bison somehow uses its power and strength to lift the other one ton behemoth off the ground, across the road, and into the dirt. While the aggressive bison literally put the other bison in its place, it also figuratively put it in the “friend zone” with all the female bison in the herd.
The thing got embarrassed, and it will take a while for the bison that temporarily flew to regain its positioning in the hierarchy of the bison group.
Yellowstone National Park shared the video of the fight, explaining why it occurred and using it as an example for why people shouldn’t approach them (because they have to every single day).
The caption reads:
“Bison mating season is still going on in the park. Male bison are particularly aggressive right now, though all bison and other wildlife can be dangerous.
Remember to always keep your distance: 25 yards from bison and elk; 100 yards from all other wildlife.”
Bison Herd Stomps Elk Calf Hiding From Wolf
When it comes to wildlife videos, we typically see a number of creatures fight over their prey in an effort to claim dinner for the night. However, what we rarely see is two opposing creatures helping another out, and that’s exactly what we see here in this video.
In this footage from National Geographic, we see a wolf stalking an elk calf in Yellowstone National Park.
Out of nowhere, the elk notices a group of bison roaming nearby, and runs over to the group to seek refuge, knowing that they’re herbivores and pose no threat. However, things take a turn real quick when it’s easy to see that the bison are tired of the elk’s presence in the group, and one turns and gores the elk outside of the herd.
Next thing you know, the herd of bison gang up on the lone elk, and end up killing it.
Of course, with bison being herbivores they eat only grass, weeds, and plants, so they no longer have a use for the dead elk. The wolf, who watched the wild event unfold from a distance, then takes her opportunity to feed off the dead elk.
Needless to say, it was the wolf’s lucky day, as the video states that wolves can eat up to 20 pounds of meat per sitting, and she has it all to herself. It truly does almost appear as if the herd of bison were doing a favor for the onlooking wolf, and it’s pretty amazing to watch this unfold up close and personal.
Check it out:
Woman Trips & 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.
Yellowstone Tourists Decide To Get Up Close & Personal With Bison
Warmer weather is slowly starting to creep back in as springtime is among us.
Flowers are blooming, and for a lot of us, we’re in that weird in-between stage of weather where it’s freezing cold in the mornings, and short sleeve weather in the afternoon.
But warmer weather also means one thing…
Touron season is almost officially among us.
In case you don’t know what a “touron” is, it’s simply a combination of the words “tourist” and “moron.” You know, those tourists at various national parks that decide to not abide by the rules and regulations, and either get significantly injured, or get the everlivin’ daylights scared out of them.
Last year, we saw an ungodly amount of these scenarios play out, from people getting charged and/or gored by bison and elk, tourists standing over the edge of the Grand Canyon, and others who even thought it was a good idea to take a picture right next to a geyser when it’s going off, completely ignoring the rules.
And before touron season officially kicks in to full gear, we have yet another video for you.
Here we have a bison that’s roaming right next to a busy highway at Yellowstone National Park. Instead of just admiring the creature from the inside of their car as they drive by, a few tourists decide to get out and get within a few feet of the bison, just so they can snap that perfect Kodak moment.
And as you can imagine, the bison wasn’t too fond of their presence, and charged directly towards the group of people, sending them off and running.
Luckily, nobody got injured, but you already know these people saw their lives flash before their eyes when that bison made a beeline straight for them.
Bison Herd Tries To Help Baby Pronghorn Escape From Wolf
Among the 3,468 square miles of Yellowstone National Park, it’s hard to even imagine everything that goes on amongst the wildlife out there.
However, lucky for us, we’re blessed with a number of videos taken by either the park or tourists, giving us all a glimpse of the natural beauty, and often times, not so pretty, aspects of the park.
In the latest edition of wild Yellowstone videos, a tourist shot a video of a black wolf chasing a baby pronghorn in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone, from their car.
The caption of the video reads:
“A black wolf chases a baby pronghorn in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park.
The mother pronghorn helps protect the baby by trying to distract and make the wolf chase her instead. Even the bison try to help the baby pronghorn by blocking the wolf’s path.
The baby pronghorn was able to escape the wolf by using its amazing speed and endurance. Handheld video was taken from inside our car.
We were towing our trailer on our way to our campsite for the evening and were not prepared for this incredible sight!”
The mother pronghorn, which can quite easily outrun the lone wolf, tries to distract the savage killer from its pursuit of her baby. Pronghorn are the fastest North American land mammal, with a top speed of about 55 miles per hour.
However, they can sustain speeds of about 30 miles per hour for over 20 miles.
Needless to say, it’s no surprise why mom was trying to get the focus on her. Of course, the wolf is smarter than that…
But then, the bison herd appears to get involved, seemingly trying to cut off the wolf from its attack.
They don’t offer much help, but the young pronghorn seems to actually be doing fine on its own.
And while it’s rare to see a wolf hunt on its own like this, as they typically hunt in packs, we don’t know the outcome of this hunt. Did the little fella make it? Did more wolves join the hunt? Did the wolf get stomped by a bison?
Who knows… what we do know, Yellowstone National Park is always down for something cool.