Herd Of Bison Stampede Towards Driver On Yellowstone Roadway

Rick Archer / Facebook

A lucky tourist filmed a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Yellowstone National Park.

The Rock River Bison Facebook page shared an incredible video from Rick Archer. In the footage, two cars pulled over on the side of the road to make way for a bison stampede. The massive line of bison darted down a nearby hillside before stomping onto the street.

“Now that’s a [sic] heard of bison!” Rock River Bison exclaimed in the caption. 

Rick Archer / Facebook

During the clip, several bison paused in front of the car before jumping back in line with the herd. Luckily, none of the animals ran into the vehicles on the roadway. Instead, the line of bison paid very little attention to the cars. The animal’s disinterest was very fortunate since a male buffalo can weigh up to 2,000 pounds.

According to the National Park Service, bison have injured more people than any other animal at Yellowstone National Park. Still, park officials consider a dangerous encounter with bison to be low risk if visitors follow all safety guidelines and reframe from provoking the animals.

See the full video of the stampede below.

For more on Yellowstone National Park’s protected bison, check out the following video. 

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