Frightening Video Shows Woman Playing Dead To Avoid Bison Attack In Yellowstone

A shocking video shows a woman playing dead after being attacked by a bison at Yellowstone National Park.

In the footage recorded by park visitor Cloie Musumecci in 2020, a full-grown bison can be seen charging at two people as they admire nature. One was able to escape the attack, while the other fell to the ground.

As the bison approached the woman laying on the ground, others could be heard screaming at her to just play dead and keep lying down. The animal then goes close to her, and after realizing she is no threat, goes back to its group, which lets the other park visitors move in to get the woman.

Thankfully, according to Cloie, the woman was unharmed.

Regarding the threat these animals can pose to humans, Yellowstone bison biologist Chris Geremia said in a statement:

“Bison are wild animals that respond to threats by displaying aggressive behaviors like pawing the ground, snorting, bobbing their head, bellowing and raising their tail. If that doesn’t make the threat (in this instance it was a person) move away, a threatened bison may charge.”

Yellowstone National Park has also warned people to “remain at least 25 yards from wild animals at the park, including bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.”

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