(TacticalNews.com) – Bison, also known as buffalo, are among the largest animal species in North America. Many people will get far too close to Bison in an attempt to get the perfect photo of these beasts, often not realizing the danger they’re putting themselves in. Bison are large and exceptionally strong, and encounters can be fatal. Here’s why you should never approach a buffalo.
While bison may appear to be sluggish and slow, don’t be fooled. They’re surprisingly fast and agile and can easily injure or kill a human. As with any wild animal, bison must be treated with caution and respect at all times.
Most buffalo encounters take place in national parks such as Yellowstone. Of all the encounters with animals in these areas, bison are by far the most dangerous, causing even more injuries than grizzly bears. The reason behind these numbers is that bison aren’t taken seriously. Buffalo are big and will attack when antagonized or protecting young.
If you want to avoid becoming a statistic, it’s simple: keep your distance from Bison. If you find yourself in the same area as one, don’t make any fast or sudden moves. Unprovoked attacks are rare among these animals.
Your threats may end with bison on land, but in the water, you’re in a different world of potential trouble. Be sure to check out how to survive a shark attack.
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