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Yellowstone Bison Attack Almost Ends Badly for Campers

Yellowstone Bison Attack Almost Ends Badly for Campers

Campers and RVers take caution! National Parks are amazing vacation destinations, but they’re not Disney World.

Nature has real consequenses.

In this terrifying video, two young Yellowstone National Park tourists come face to face with a huge bison.

Fortunately, they walk away physically unscathed.

Nearby park visitors shout, “play dead!”

The young tourist is smart to follow the direction.

Free Camping Near Yellowstone

We regularly share the best free camping spots near National Parks. Yellowstone has 11 excellent nearby options.

Let this close-call Yellowstone Bison attack be your friendly reminder – the animals you come in contact with are wild.

When visiting, we’re entering their domain. We must respect that.

Yellowstone Wildlife Safety Tips

For Yellowstone, and almost every National Park, these safety tips can come in handy:

  • Travel With Bear Spray: It can work on many animals besides bears.
  • This Sound Grenade is also a great safety device. It can potentially protect you from animal and human attackers.
  • Keep Your Food Out Of Sight (and Smell): Store your food properly. Don’t leave it out at your campsite!

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  1. Lori says:

    Good reminder. We are visitors in the animals homes.

  2. Dave B says:

    I live just an hour from the Park, every year there are stories that don’t make it into the media that are just like this! Yellowstone is not a petting zoo, nor a great place to “hot tub,” or go walking off in any geothermal area. When Nature bites, it bites hard!!

  3. Will says:

    Dumbest article ever. As a person who lives within an hour of YNP, everyone who heeds the signs will have no problems with animals or thermal activity. It’s when the dumb tourists (tourons) think the bison are fluffy cows or that thermal activity is just hit water. Enjoy the park and don’t ruin it for the rest of us. Follow the signs.