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Bison Attack Caught On Video: Man Pinned Against Fence



Bison Attack: Man Lucky To Be Alive After Close Encounter
Bison Attack: Man Lucky To Be Alive After Close Encounter

Bison Attack: Man Lucky To Be Alive After Close Encounter

Man Endures Bison Attack in Utah – Leaves Unharmed

A man pushed his luck to the very limit this past Saturday when he walked up to a bison in Utah’s Antelope Island and began teasing it.

According to to KSL Utah, the bison turned on the man and rammed him up against a fence. Assistant park manager John Sullivan expressed how fortunate the man was to be unharmed following the attack from such a powerful beast.

Other witnesses on hand said the man appeared to be unharmed following the attack but was in a bit of shock; he was also deeply embarrassed.

“The [bison] had gone through the gate section that’s located real close to where he got hit and looked like he was going to run off the field,” Wayne Ebenroth of Boise, Idaho, said during an interview Wednesday on KSL NewsRadio. “He had to have done something to catch the [bison’s] attention, because that’s when he turned around and decided to pay him a visit.”

It is incidents like this that earn people the posthumous Darwin Award. In all likelihood, the man was trying to get a photograph of the beast and wasn’t content to view its side profile.
Initially, he shook the fence in the hopes of getting the bison’s attention and even hurled a couple of stones at it, but to no avail.

It was then that the man made the unwise decision that the bison was docile enough for him to hop the fence and draw near to it. As he again attempted to capture its attention, the bison turned on him and attacked.

“This person is very, very, very lucky that he wasn’t killed,” said assistant park manager John Sullivan.

After the attack, the man emphatically denied to rangers that he was provoking the bison. Perhaps, it was the bison’s fault he jumped the fence.

According to Wikipedia, the bison’s temperament is often unpredictable. They usually appear peaceful, unconcerned, even lazy, yet they may attack anything, often without warning or apparent reason. They can move at speeds of up to 35 mph (56 km/h) and cover long distances at a lumbering gallop.


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