Never challenge Mother Nature. She’s been around for far longer than you and will put you in your place.
Take this instance where a man thought he could go head-to-head with a bison.
A nearby bystander, Lindsey Jones, started filming when she noticed the alpha male approaching a bison that had aimlessly wandered into traffic in Yellowstone National Park.
While stuck in a slowdown caused by the wandering beast, the man approached the bison to try and clear it from the road. The jean-short-wearing man can be seen pounding on his chest, though the audio doesn’t capture what we hope was a Tarzan-like cry.
He should be ticketed/charged for taunting a bison AND wearing those shorts. I'm appalled by both actions.
— BRD (@kissbren) August 3, 2018
Would love to hear people say shame on you again. Actions have consequences…not only to you but possibly to others. Respect for wildlife!!
— Peyton (@mpeyton) August 3, 2018
Jones and her family quickly point out what a terrible idea it was. “Oh God, I can’t watch,” someone can be heard on the video saying.
The behavior of people in our national parks takes away from the experience. It breaks my heart .
— anne fleagle (@annefleagle) August 3, 2018
The bison decided he wasn’t having any of the man’s nonsense and started to charge after him. Thankfully, no contact was made and everybody went about their business.
The guy stepped to it thinking he was Mike Bison.
— In My Feelings (@Wax_Lyrikal) August 3, 2018
It doesn’t need to be said, but the man was incredibly lucky. Bison can grow up to 2,000 lbs and can reach speeds of up to 40 mph.
Hmm a person weighing probably 170-220 pounds vs a 2000+ pound wild bison. I wonder who’s gonna win this one?
— observer of humanity (@eddgarrett) August 3, 2018
— Amber Beale (@real_mrs_beale) August 3, 2018
As the National Park Service warns on the official website for Yellowstone, “Wild animals are unpredictable and dangerous.” It goes on to also say, “Every year people are injured when they approach animals too closely. Animals that attack people may need to be relocated or killed.”
It’s a shame that the animals can’t be left alone to roam their home lands!!
— Mimi (@MiekoT_VA) August 3, 2018
Unlike the “hero” of this story, visitors to the park are advised to remain at least 100 yards from bears or wolves and 25 yards from any other wildlife.
— Stephanie Johnstone (@turnbuckle112) August 3, 2018