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People being attacked by wild animals, in this case a bison, especially when they’ve been warned over and over to keep their distance from the animals has to be one of my favorite genres of content on the Internet. You walk onto the animal’s turf, presumably to take a selfie or get that Instagram content, and leave the animal no choice but to defend his/her turf from an outsider.
In this case it all went down at Nez Perce Creek in Yellowstone National Park and the woman seen running from the bison allegedly knew what to do when a bison charges. An emailer to a Montana TV station wrote that the woman, “is a Montana local so she knew to play dead in that situation.”
'PLAY DEAD!' A woman in Yellowstone National Park was unharmed after a bison charged toward her as frightened onlookers urged her to lay still on the ground. https://t.co/V7ZirNdyHo pic.twitter.com/LLJf0iVdKh
— ABC News (@ABC) July 21, 2020
People keep trying to have special Animal Planet moments to put in their memory banks, but then things happen like this back in June when a California woman thought she’d give that bison a nice pet on the side. Wrong move, Carol. You’re not outrunning that beast. It can hit a top speed of 35 mph.
My only disappointment here is that the video is edited and we don’t see Carol being launched by the bison who just wants to munch on land it used to graze on, but now it has to share with RVers and their four slideouts.
Meanwhile, Bill’s over here getting those Snaps to send to the grandkids. Maybe we’ll get lucky before summer ends and someone will fall into a geyser after trying to get a better look at the pools.