Want to Not Get Killed by a Bison? Here’s What You Need to Know
After a 72-year-old woman was attacked by a bison at Yellowstone National Park this week, maybe it's a good time to learn how to avoid that.
Admittingly, I wanted to write this article all snarky like a typical "Top Five..." Buzzfeed post, but then my brain pumped the brakes. What if you really were to encounter a giant behemoth bison in the wild? How in the heck would you even handle that? Run? Flap your arms like a bird? Shoryuken uppercut from Street Fighter II? I literally have no idea.
Luckily, the internet exists where people are smarter than me, and here's what 4Leggers.com recommends you do to avoid injury or death vs a bison:
- Keep your distance and give them right of way on a trail
- Be patient, stay in your vehicle (if you have one handy)
- Avoid making loud noises
- Keep your pets quiet and under control, if at all possible
- If a bison's tail goes up, s***'s about to go down
You can read all their tips here.
Also, I couldn't live with myself if I wrote a blog about bison, referenced Street Fighter II, and didn't do an M. Bison joke.
So, um, M. Bison.