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Watch Viral Reporter’s Hilarious Reaction To Approaching Bison

Watch Viral Reporter’s Hilarious Reaction To Approaching Bison
Reporter’s Hilarious Reaction To Approaching Bison. Image by CNN via YouTube
Viral Reporter’s Hilarious Reaction To Approaching Bison. Source: YouTube – Credit: CNN

This may be the first viral video of a man being afraid of bison! Instead of trying to take a selfie with the bison as tourists have done in the past, this reporter is cautious of their presence and removes himself from the close encounter. As hilarious as this video may be, it also serves an important lesson to us that wild animals need their space. We need to respect them to live in harmony together.

Let’s take a closer look at the bisons behavioral traits and why we should never approach them.

Bison Behavioral Traits And Facts

Big old bison in nature.
Big old bison in nature. Image by fotoluxstudio via Depositphotos

Social Structure and Herd Dynamics

Bison live in large herds that are led by dominant bulls. They have strong social bonds and participate in grooming and mutual protection. Female bison play a central role in maintaining herd cohesion.

Feeding and Foraging Habits

Bison are primarily grazers. They feed on grasses and sedges. They use their massive heads to sweep aside snow in winter. This allows them to access buried vegetation. Additionally, Bison travel long distances in search of food. This in turn leads to seasonal migrations in some populations.

Territorial Behavior and Defense Mechanisms

Bison have a protective nature. Especially when defending calves or asserting dominance. So, when threatened, they may display aggressive behaviors such as head shaking, pawing the ground, or charging! Therefore, bison can also be unpredictable and dangerous if provoked or cornered.

Importance of Respecting Bison’s Space and Avoiding Approaches

Bison via Unsplash

Safety for Humans and Bison

Approaching bison puts BOTH humans and the animals at risk of injury. Additionally, Bison can charge at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Respecting their space maintains safety for all parties involved.

Why You Shouldn’t Approach A Bison

Image by Lubos Houska via Pixabay

This disrupts their natural behaviors and may cause them stress and agitation. Human interference can also alter herd dynamics, feeding patterns, and mating rituals. Overall, this would impact their well-being.

By maintaining a respectful distance, we allow bison to live peacefully.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, although the video above is hilarious, it really does get an important message across to the audience. Most people perceive bisons to be friendly creatures, and while not aggressive, they are wild animals and should be treated as.

If you enjoyed this article as much as me, check out our related article link below or have a look at our dedicated bison page!

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Jeanette Auteri

Saturday 30th of March 2024

I live in Montana 90 miles from Yellowstone. I have only been to Yellowstone three times. I have seen people who are just ignorant, but some who must not know anything about what happens in the animal world. People come to Yellowstone and are invading the Bisons habituate. They need to know what happens before they come here, if they are going to be just plain stupid. One Bison is so huge, I cannot fathom getting anywhere near them. Same with a Deer. Their hooves can really hurt you and I don't me 'ouch'! Have had encounters with them over the years, and one ran into a day old car I had just purchased. We had to replace the whole left side of my brand new car. I wasn't being stupid either. I have lived here in the Bozeman Area since 1988. I n a separate comment, will tell you about my encounter with my Mother, in a small car with Buffalo in Thermopolis, Wyoming.

Thank you for your reporting, Jeanette I. Auteri

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