Yellowstone National Park Officials Issue New Alert on "Unpredictable" Threat

Seeing the roaming bison is one of Yellowstone's most iconic experiences

Still, the NPS advises that anyone who comes across the herding animals while visiting the park should always stay at least 25 yards away from them

The agency warns that bison can run three times faster than humans

They often respond to perceived threats by bobbing their heads, pawing the ground, snorting, or bellowing before charging

"Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild and can be dangerous when approached," officials warn

"Give bison space when they are near a campsite, trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area.

If need be, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in close proximity."

The agency also warns not to stand your ground if a bison ever appears to feel threatened

Instead, you should immediately walk or run away, using bear spray if the animal attempts to follow or chase you.


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