By this point I think we all know just how powerful bison are.
We’ve seen them knock out wolves, destroy cars, and throw each other around like ragdolls, but for as often as we marvel at their strength, they’re quite fleet of foot as well.
Despite weighing around 2,000 pounds, these beasts can reach a top speed of 35 miles per hour. For comparison’s sake, Usain Bolt hit 27.8mph during his world record 100 meter dash at the 2009 World Championships, so yeah, bison are fast.
Well, tourists at Yellowstone National Park were treated to an up close display of this speed when a lone bison came thundering down a road they were on.
Fortunately, the driver had moved off to the side so it could pass, but reading they can run 35 mph is a lot different than actually seeing one do it…
Seriously, just watch this insane video and you’ll come away with a new dimension of appreciation for these “fluffy cows”.
If you’re out in Yellowstone, or any western National Park, enjoy the wildlife.