Grandma Got Run Over By A Bison In Yellowstone National Park

Bison attack Yellowstone
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Grandma got run over by a… bison?

The bison of Yellowstone National Park, also known as American buffalo, constitute one of the most iconic herds in North America. With a population hovering around 4,000 individuals, these beasts roam freely across the expansive landscapes of the park where visitors can witness their magnificence from a safe distance. Key word… safe distance.

Adult male bison, known as bulls, typically stand about 5 to 6.5 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh over 1,500 pounds. Larger males can weigh up over 2,000. Females, also know as cows, are slightly smaller, ranging from 4 to 5.5 feet and about 1,000 pounds.

That’s an absolute freight train of an animal right there, and with stampede speeds of 35 miles per hour, it’s not hard to understand why park officials ask people to stay at least 25 yards away from them at all times. That means if they get closer, you move further away… it’s not hard.

But for some it is… and for some reason, those who seem to struggle with the rules seem to be the least nimble. You know, in the event that things go south, these folks are in no condition to try and run away.

Exhibit A: This grandma right here.

I scoured the internet for video footage of this incident, and sadly have nothing to show for it. It will go down as one of my life’s great failures. Nevertheless, we do have these still shots shared from Tourons of Yellowstone, and I think we can all figure out what happened.

Granny got too close to the big bison, big bison hit granny like Ray Lewis used to hit defenseless receivers coming across the middle, and granny wound up flat on her back.

Hopefully she was ok…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock