Montana woman plays dead after tripping over while she was running from a charging bison in Yellowstone National Park

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  • The Montana woman's run-in with the bison at Yellowstone was caught on video 
  • She can be seen running away from a charging bison, then tripping and falling
  • She immediately stops moving and plays dead as the bison catches up to her
  • Yellowstone's wild bison are generally allowed to roam freely around the park 

A Montana woman played dead to avoid injury when she fell in front of a charging bison at Yellowstone National Park.   

The woman can be seen in a video that was shot at Nez Perce Creek at the Wyoming section of the national park. 

In the clip, people off-screen can be heard screaming as two people - the woman and what appears to be a man - are seen running away from two charging bison

It's unclear from the video what set the bison off or how close to them the two people were before the bison started charging at them. 

It's also unclear when the incident occurred.  

Yellowstone allows its bison to roam relatively freely across the park, according to its website. The bison population haven't been interbred with cattle like most other bison herds and exhibit wild behavior like their ancestors. 

Yellowstone bison have a history of attacking park visitors or their cars, often after they get too close. 

In late June, a 72-year-old woman from California was caught on video as she got far too close - within 10 feet - to a wandering bison at the park. The woman was gored by the bison, which also flung her between 10 to 15 feet into the air during the attack, witnesses told WCCO.  

'Bison are wild animals that respond to threats by displaying aggressive behaviors like pawing the ground, snorting, bobbing their head, bellowing, and raising their tail,' Yellowstone’s senior bison biologist Chris Geremia told Time after the woman's attack. 

'If that doesn’t make the threat (in this instance it was a person) move away, a threatened bison may charge. To be safe around bison, stay at least 25 yards away, move away if they approach, and run away or find cover if they charge.'

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  • Bubacarr


    6:08 PM, 20-08-2020

    Sorry for that..

  • L Miller

    L Miller

    12:50 AM, 19-07-2020

    How much you want to bet the 2 were harassing the bison or trying to get as close as possible for pictures? She is lucky to be alive! 😡


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