Angry Bison Charges at Woman And Makes Her Trip

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Written by Hannah Crawford

Published: March 2, 2024

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There is something so powerful about being around wild animals. Experiencing who they are up close, and even being able to see them face to face or even touch them is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, sometimes we can get a little too comfortable and don’t know how to give wild animals the space they may need. Let’s see what happens when this tourist gets a little too close.

Watch the Wild Video Below!

Wild Bison Turns Angry 

The TikTok video shown in the section above, shares tourist footage of a bison that gets angry at a woman for bothering him. The Daily Videos 2.0 shared this video on their channel and it has received an astounding over 13 million views already! And once we watch the video, it’s pretty easy to see why. 

Woman Being Chased by Bison 

At the beginning of the video, we see a herd of bison grazing as far as the eye can see. Two tourists are out in the field and are watching these bison. Well, by the time the video picks up, we can see that the bison closest to them is clearly agitated in some way. He charges at the tourists. We hear the woman screaming, and she accidentally trips.

According to the U.S. Department of Interior, bison can run up to 35 miles per hour. However, that’s not the only thing that’s impressive about them. They add that “​​Bison can spin around quickly, jump high fences, and are strong swimmers.” Lucky for this woman, the bison did not use this power and trample her once she fell on the ground.

It is clear the bison just wanted to send a message to stop bothering them. He hoovers over her as if to show his dominance. And then slowly backs away. 

What is Special About Bison in the United States?

Bison Bison bison at a watering hole

Bison (Bison bison) at a watering hole

©User: MONGO / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons – Original / License

When we think about the national animal of the United States, we know that it is the bald eagle. This was issued by the Founding Fathers, according to President John F. Kennedy. However, in recent years, the United States has declared that the bison is now the national mammal in the U.S. 

Bison of the family Bovidae are impressive mammals that weigh anywhere from 2,200-2,500 pounds at full maturity. They reach about nine feet in length. Despite their size, they are herbivores that graze on grass and forage for acorns and berries. 

Even with their great size, they still have to worry about predators such as bears and wolves. But, as we can see they are formidable prey, and one that does not easily go down without a fight. And from the video above, it is clear they don’t like to be bothered either. 

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About the Author

Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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