Skip to comments.Bison Attacks California Tourist at Yellowstone National Park
Posted on 07/22/2009 5:51:48 PM PDT by george76
For the second time this year a tourist at Yellowstone National Park has been attacked by a bison.
a 55-year-old man from Norco, California, was taking pictures of a bull bison that was wandering in the Bridge Bay Campgrounds. The two were about 10 feet apart when the bison charged.
a bull bison can stand six feet tall, weigh up to 2,000 pounds and run up to 30 miles an hour. During the next several weeks they are more dangerous than usual because it's their mating season.
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Yep. If you get too close to the bulls they will charge...they’re real finicky about their personal space.
Probably just pissed over too many tourists asking to see their wings.
Bison is delicious. Much better for you than beef too.
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Darwin alert. Anyone who gets 10 ft. from a wild animal deserves what they get
>> During the next several weeks they are more dangerous than usual because it’s their mating season.
Maybe the bison thought he was attractive.
Went last year and it’s amazing what these people will do to get a picture. They think Yellowstone is a big petting zoo.
Well, at least he lived through it, as did the unfortunate tourist from Spain, I guess.
I’d bet they were wearing red. People laugh at this, but cattle and certain other large animals (such as horses) are color blind but obviously red registers in their brains as something very objectionable. I don’t know how color-blind people see things, but I imagine there must be some gradation in gray scales, and for animals, this must appear very threatening in some way.
Good tip: Never wear red, never turn your back on a large animal, and be ready to run at all times...
I`ve got bulls on my farm I wouldn`t get 10` from at times
Guy in town raises buffalo,he stays on a tractor going
out to check `em.
I’ve seen people do this, idiots.
Well, looks like this bison wanted to pet him real good. So maybe Yellowstone is a big petting zoo. :-)
I saw plenty of Bison at Yellowstone this year
They look calm and peaceful...
Right up to the time they charge you abruptly at 30 MPH
Why do I have the feeling that this was a case of “Tourist doing something Stupid”?
When I went there ages ago there were warnings all over that said not to go near them. They can move really fast and they’re deadly.
Hah! After the charge it sounds like there was Zer0 clearance and that picture taker has about as much sense as Zer0.
The guy did get the point though. LOL! Unlike our not so glorious leader who is still campaigning with his weekly press conferences.
“Human? Slowwwwwwwly I turned...step by step...inch by inch...”
Here is a wash basin... oh, you said bison...
One of the most delicious things I ever ate was a buffalo prime rib.
So many people who eat buffalo have it either as buffalo burgers or buffalo chili, or something like that. In those cases the meat is usually cooked medium which is overcooked for buffalo.
A nice buffalo prime rib can be cooked to medium rare, which is protein perfection!
Bison meat is too lean. Give me a nice, marbleized rib eye anytime.
This happens every year here in Custer State Park. Any idgit stupid enopugh to walk up to a Bison bull, 10 feet no less, deserves what he gets. Heck, you could make that 100 feet.
If you are lucky to see buffalo wings, then look around and you might catch a glimpse of some owls as well ...
Is that you ?
About an hour after their escape from Mickey's Packing Plant in Great Falls, Mont., a buffalo bull and two cows race along the busiest street in town. The truant trio was later rounded up in an open field northeast of the city and returned to the packing plant. Oct 30, 2003
The idiot should be thanking his lucky stars.
I saw my first real live bison 2 yrs. ago.
Was amazed at the size. Much taller than I thought.
A BIG animal.
Dumbass. You'd think he would've learned from the first time.
And when you are twenty one every hour of a weekend off is very, very precious.
and very fast
The idiot should be thanking his lucky stars.
And counting the family jewels!
Pretty good swimmers in very cold water.
The cracked pots believe that by talking nice to animals they will know that we are their friends. It’s what I call the Disney effect.
I have spent a lot of time in National and state parks. You wouldn’t believe some of the stories from the park rangers. One of the rangers at Prairie Creek State Park told me that two idiot parents tried put their toddler on the back of a elk for a photo op.
What did the mother buffalo say to her boy as he left for school?
I believe it. When I was in Yellowstone about 10 years ago some idiots were trying to get their kids to stand next to a mother bison so they could snag a picture.
It was late May or early June and the babies were still with the moms, and the moms did NOT like anyone getting between them and their babies, or getting anywhere near them.
There’s a lot of “duh” out there.
The timmy treadwell hollywierd tourists going for a Darwin Award
What are the plants that smells next to the prarie dogs mounts ?
Aren’t they just beautiful? Wow what a picture.
When we were in the Black Hills back in 1990 we fianlly ran into the herd one day and stopped to watch them. Westayed far enough away from them to feel somewhat safe (50 ‘ give or take) but there were these foreign tourists that kept getting closer and closer to them to take photos. We got a little nervous and decided to get the H*LL out of there. There were a few bulls that seemed to be getting a little too nervous about the humans getting so close and we were a little afrid they’d change someone or get the herd to stampeed. People can be really stupid with wild animals. They aren’t cows!
I think this happened before, during the bicentennial.
Apparently even Darwin has a sense of sportsmanship.
I once saw a tourist who wanted to *pet* a Bison and was gored, instead. He was badly injured, but lived to tell about it.
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