KPAX-TV (left) Facebook / Deion Broxton KTVM (right) Twitter
Montana KTVM-TV news reporter, Deion Broxton, had just set his camera on a tripod to record himself giving an update of what’s going on in Yellowstone National Park when a herd of bison came moving towards him.
The video showed him attempting to start his report by saying “Montana,” and then quickly pausing to divert his eyes towards the herd of bison moving in his direction. He takes a big gulp looking a little worried and says, “Oh my God. Oh my God.” He looks back at the camera and then back at the bison several times before getting scared and walking off camera.
As he walks away he says, “Oh no, I ain’t messing with you.” Broxton quickly grabs the camera on the tripod and puts it in the back of his car and doesn’t even waste time trying to press the button to stop recording. After that, he got in the car and drove away to get himself in a safer position to film the bison.
Here’s the video of the bison I shot once I got a safe distance away lol pic.twitter.com/uL3XiR2ISR
— Deion Broxton KTVM (@DeionNBCMT) March 26, 2020
On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, he shared the video on Twitter and by Friday it had been viewed more than 10 million times. The clip has many people laughing, retweeting and commenting their thoughts about the situation. Even the official Twitter page for Yellowstone National Park shared the video telling people that this is how you should act when you’re approached by wildlife.
“A perfect example of what to do when approached by wildlife! Thanks Deion for putting the Yellowstone Pledge into action!” they wrote.