Don’t pet the bison, brother…
Since there’s no shortage of jerks trekking through Yellowstone and other national parks looking for a bison to pet, this situation is a little different.
Although these bison are still a wild animal, they live on a ranch in Uvalde, Texas.
So the guess, as wrong as it may be, is that maybe these bison are a little friendlier?
It seemed so… at first:
“We’re building power lines and this was on a ranch where there were some bison. A colleague and I decided to pet one.
He didn’t seem to mind until I walked up to him and tried petting him. Needless to say, he blew my mind and gave me the scare of my life.”
Yes, a headbutt from a bison is enough to make you change your shorts.
9-year-old girl airmailed by bison in Yellowstone National Park
Good god folks…
It should actually go without saying, but that’s not how you get to bison.
For the 10,000th. Sometimes it’s not cows and you’re not at a petting zoo… you’re in Yellowstone National ParkHome to arguably the deadliest animal collection in the United States.
Bison, wolves, moose, bears and many more are all capable of killing you, and believe it or not, it’s bears or wolves that hurt people the most. In fact, it’s the bison that cause the most injuries in Yellowstone.
Why? Such people …
Bigger than you think, faster than you think and insanely strong, Bison will think nothing of running you over, plowing you over or, if you’re a 9-year-old girl from Florida, take you to the moon.
In 2019, the girl was part of a tourist group of about 50 people near the Observation Point Trail near the legendary Old Faithful Geyser. According to park officials, the group came within 5 to 10 feet of the bison and stayed in the vicinity for about 20 minutes before the attack.
When her family was accused, everyone dispersed leaving the 9 year old high and dry (good father) and the bison staring at the young girl. The bison ran her to the ground in seconds, hitting her with its large and powerful head and lifting her high into the air.
Luckily the little girl was treated and discharged from a park clinic and didn’t appear to have any real injuries other than a few bumps and bruises, but the situation could have been much, much worse.
Hopefully dad learned a valuable lesson about wildlife… and how to keep an eye on his kids.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/07/03/texas-power-line-worker-get-knocked-on-his-a-trying-to-pet-a-bison/ Texas Power Line Worker Get Knocked On His A** Trying To Pet A Bison