Adults hightail it when bison charges, leaving little girl in its path to fend for herself

  • On the afternoon of July 22, there was an incident with a bull bison near Observation Point Trail in the Old Faithful Geyser area.
  • According to witnesses, a group of approximately 50 people were within 5-10 feet of the bison for at least 20 minutes before eventually causing the bison to charge the group.
  • A nine-year-old girl from Odessa, FL was charged and tossed into the air by the bull bison.
  • The girl was taken to the Old Faithful Lodge by her family where she was assessed and treated by a park emergency medical providers, and later taken to and released from the Old Faithful Clinic.
  • No citations have been issued. The incident is still under investigation.
  • Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild. When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space. Stay 25 yards (23 m) away from all large animals – bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes and at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves. If need be, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in close proximity.

There is video footage here.

Go if you want to see a girl vaulted into the air.

36 Comments on Adults hightail it when bison charges, leaving little girl in its path to fend for herself

  1. Yeah, I would run off leaving my child behind…. what a bunch of cucks. Girl looked like a ragdoll.

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  2. Sorry the kid got tossed. As to the so called “adults”
    itshows just how stupid and arrogant people can be
    especially when they join a gathering of other fools.

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  3. That’s weird…I can’t say for sure (oh yes I can because I was in a similar situation 13 years ago) but My first instinct was to protect/grab my child.

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  4. People like this never cease to amaze me. It’s a huge wild animal……with horns…..that has a propensity to charge slow moving objects that it feels intimidated by……….morons. ALL of them standing around like that.

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  5. Sick parenting skills on display today from that 3 month old baby dropped during a dust up to leaving your child to act as a rodeo clown to keep them safe.

    Some people should never have children. They are too precious to leave to the idiots and selfish.

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  6. It’s the climate change folks! They love Bison and Polar Bears and their house cats more than their own children! After all, the children could have just been aborted, right? But Bison and Polar Bears need to be restored.

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  7. The bears will leave you alone unless they have babies the bison, they will stomp you any time any where.
    One woman got gored coming out of the bathroom.
    Yellowstone is one wild place if the animals don’t get you the hot springs will.

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  8. Long story short, my 5-year-old daughter came upon a foe hidden in the grass. Mama came back. She was not happy. I grabbed my daughter and backed off. Yes not quite the same thing, but first instinct: Grab your child! She wanted to protect her’s as much as I wanted to protect mine.

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  9. We lived in Gardiner when I was a kid and my mom worked at the hospital inside the park. I got to see a lot of damage from this sort of thing.

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  10. Didn’t need to see that JDHasty! Scary.
    @Vietvet spellcheck nightmare! But technically was a foe.

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  11. Are we not all fucking anons @ Joe6pak???

    Who is kidding who here?? Someone wants to be Anon??

    Mirror not needed nor wanted.

    Who took that vid? Several feet away at first?

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  12. no shit ghost. How many jackass anonymouses are there? If ghost posts something, you have a track record, we know a little bit about your perspective. Same with joe6pak, LocoBlancoSaltine, AbigailAdams, BFH, Illustr8r, etc. you name it and even if we don’t know their address and phone number we can appreciate where they are coming from. Anonymouses are chicken shit, especially when they complain about what someone might post. Maybe thats just me.

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  13. Park officials said the bison was peaceful until some guys started driving balls at it from a nearby ridge.

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  14. Nature is not a place for everyone. We recently visited Cade’s Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains, and several people stopped in the middle of the road and exited their vehicles to get a good look at a black bear coming out of a tree with three cubs about 30 feet away. We were about the only ones who had enough respect for black bears (and enough good sense) to stay in the car.

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  15. Like I said earlier, they need to give an IQ test before they let people in the parks. Before long, they will have to run fences along the roads in the National Parks to keep the idiots from getting hurt.

    BTW, you think the National Parks are crowded now, just wait. With over a million new “Americans” being added every year, its only going to get worse.

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  16. stupid stupid stupid. How many signs did they walk by Warning you to keep back? Where they japanese or asian?

    Its like that here when the motorcycles come to Sturgis. The riders crowd around the buffalo and it charges.

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  17. “Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild.”

    Well, no shit Sherlock! A tourist once described an animal to me and wanted to know what it was. After I told him it was a marmot, I got the follow up question. Are they nice?

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  18. It’s not like there wasn’t ample warnings about this posted throughout the park along with the rangers giving cautions.
    I’m only surprised that given the stupidity of most of the public that this doesn’t happen more often.
    Some people can’t seem to draw the distinction between these wild animals and those in a petting zoo.

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  19. Some people have the urge to tempt the fates by taking risks for the thrill and tittilation. The same reason people flock to Spain every year to be chased down narrow streets by enraged bulls.
    There’s probably a few who would include their children in that too.

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  20. It’s a real sign of the times and the kind of lifestyle of many who have no experience of nature. Out there in the wild, there’s no “pause” button on the virtual remote.

    When we visited Yellowstone, I was amazed at the number of campers — despite the warning not to leave pets and their food outside their RV’s — who, apparently, thought the warnings were hyperbolic. Imagine, live bait on a dog leash tied to your RV bumper. Fortunately, no incidences during our stay, but camp rangers were making the rounds that night.

    We have amazing film footage of one of those enormous bison making his way down a steep bank and running (and brushing against our RV) on his way across the road. Several people had actually left their vehicles and had climbed up the bank and nearly into the herd in order to get a better look at them.

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  21. You can kill your kid in utero.
    You can fornicate your kid a la Woody Allen.
    You can fly with Jeff Epstein and fu__ kids all weekend.
    You can send your kid to Harvard and turn it into a gelatinous-brained moron.
    You can have your kid attend public school and become an Enviro-Nazi Storm Trooper.
    You can immerse your kid in popular “culture” and have it suck cock for quarters.

    “Devil take the hindmost!” (or bison, in this case)

    izlamo delenda est …

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  22. DUMB people. Buffalo are unpredictable.
    5′-10′ away from a bull ??? Are you crazy ???

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  23. Last Summer when I was up at The National Bison Range just outside of Dixon, Mt. they had signs posted on the walls of the outhouses to be aware of bears as bears had been spotted in the area and to use caution if you came across a bear. It worked for me, I have also seen a rather large bull elk in the middle of the grassy areas next to the outhouses grazing contentedly from about 100 feet away while taking a nap in my van. And a few years ago between Libby and Eureka, Mt. alongside Lake Koocanusa I had a very large cougar cross the road in front of me, it was a beautiful as well as scary sight.

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  24. I’m confused. Is a “BI”-son the same as a “BI-daughter” and does “BI” mean that they swing both ways? Are they transgender? What is their preferred pronoun? Will someone explain?

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  25. Always late to the party…

    joe6pak JULY 23, 2019 AT 11:57 PM
    no shit ghost. How many jackass anonymouses are there? If ghost posts something, you have a track record, we know a little bit about your perspective. Same with joe6pak, LocoBlancoSaltine, AbigailAdams, BFH, Illustr8r, etc. you name it and even if we don’t know their address and phone number we can appreciate where they are coming from. Anonymouses are chicken shit, especially when they complain about what someone might post. Maybe thats just me.

    I’m terribly hurt and chagrined. I’ll be crying myself to sleep for a week over this one…

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  26. Unbelievable a parent would leave a child to her fate. Even a mamma bird will fake a broken wing to lure away a predator to protect its young. I am pleased to read she was not seriously injured or killed.

    But there is no excuse for getting into the danger zone. I’ve been to YSP twice. Signs at the entrances list the number of people killed by Bison or other wildlife the previous year. With the warning to stay a safe distance away from animals that only appear to be peaceful and harmless.

    My first trip I was alone on a motorcycle. I still recall being wth-amazed on the west side of the park watching a guy chase an elk that had a large rack of antlers through the woods. And wondering what this fool would do if the elk decided to stop running and instantly turn the pursuer into the pursued.

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