The bison is at the top of the list of animals I definitely wouldn’t want to meet in the wild.
With grown males weighing over 2,000 pounds and a top speed of around 35 mph, there’s not much you can do when you come across an aggressive one.
Most of the time they aren’t very aggressive at all, and a trip to Yellowstone National Park will show you countless jerks regularly walking within feet of them, but why roll the dice?
One Texas woman found out the hard way.
Rebecca Clark was on a solo hike in Caprock Canyons State Park in the Texas Panhandle when she encountered a herd of bison on the trail.
Rebecca does her best to sneak past them quietly and without startling them and continues on her way while filming the group of bison that appear to be walking past her.
Until a big boy turns around…
Yes, that pretty much sums it up…
Rebecca runs away, but it’s no use… the big beast impales her right in the back and pushes her into a mesquite bush.
And through it all, she never stops filming…
“Solo hiking in Caprock Canyons State Park & Trail in Texas. I was attacked and gored by a bison for being too CLOSE to pass them on a trail.
They are beautiful creatures protected by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) and are part of the Texas State Bison Restoration Project, where the park is restoring a portion of the historic Charles Goodnight Bison Herd (The Official Texas State Bison Herd). has former range in park.
I’m posting to support safety while enjoying Texas State Parks.”
@rebeccaclark Solo hike at Caprock Canyons State Park & Trail in Texas. I was charged and gored by a bison because I was supposed to CLOSE to pass them on a trail The Official Texas State Bison Herd restored the historic Charles Goodnight bison herd in part of their former range in the park. Posting to support safety while enjoying Texas State Parks #TPWD #bisonetiquette101 #hikingsafety #llbean #chaos #rei ♬ dumb dumb – accelerated – maze
Although she had no phone service and could not call 911, she was able to send some messages to family members who could call for help.
Her text to her family (pretty hilarious) reads:
“I got hit by a buffalo.”
I’m sorry, but “hit by a buffalo” just sounds hilarious to me. Imagine getting this type of text from someone in your family… I would just have so many questions that I would be utterly useless to them.
A helicopter took her to the United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas, where she was treated for the laceration in her back and all the thorns she got when she was thrown by the bison.
@rebeccaclark I’m fine! Thank you for all your concerns and frankly for your sense of humor too. I’m on the mend after an encounter with a bison at Caprock Canyon State Park. #caprockcanyonsstatepark #TPWD #hikingsafety ♬ Ask All Questions Tik – AmongMemes
Remember folks, even if you try to get past a bison peacefully, one of those big SOBs can turn around and attack you in an instant. And if you’re in an open area (which is pretty much anywhere you would find a bison), your chances of running away aren’t good.
Keep your distance, take the long way if you must, and if anyone ever texts you that they were “hit by a buffalo,” they may be telling you the truth.
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/10/15/texas-woman-captures-moment-shes-gored-by-a-bison-at-caprock-canyons-state-park/ Texas Woman Captures Moment She’s Gored By A Bison At Caprock Canyons State Park