Bison Smash Heads On A Snow-Covered Yellowstone Road

Bison fight in Yellowstone
John K Clark

That’s a big battle. There’s really nothing bigger than a bison out there… a whole lot of power pushing from each side.

It’s hard to beat watching nature just be nature. Even though these things are regularly seen animal in North America, they are always amazing.

Bison are the largest land animal in North America weighing up to 2,000 pounds. These are muscular, massive animals who can run up to 35 miles an hour and have point horns used for battles and defense. These creatures live in pack dynamics where are large and dominant male usually leads the pack and keeps everyone together for protection while leading them to adequate food sources.

Despite these pack dynamics, males will often engage in battles over mating rights. These fights are two bison going head-to-head using all of their weight and muscular legs to push towards the other. They spare until one decides he’s had enough and takes off, as they are rarely fatal.

Yellowstone National Park is home to one of the largest bison populations. Given it’s a national park, this leads to great opportunity to not only see a bison, but also see them doing cool things, and even sometimes interacting with other wildlife such as wolves, bears and elk.

This guy came across something pretty cool on a snowy Yellowstone road.

The bison are seen going head-to-head right in the middle of the road. They push back and forth each getting an edge on the other with no clear dominant bison.

An epic battle for dominance among some of the most dominant animals in North America… you gotta love it.

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