Moment Herd of 150 BISON surround SUV in Yellowstone National Park

Moment herd of 150 BISON surround SUV in Yellowstone National Park in ‘once-of-a-lifetime’ experience

  • A ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ moment was caught on video after 150 bison surrounded an SUV in Yellowstone National Park
  • The bison started overtaking the road while causing a traffic jam near the entrance of the famous Wyoming park in a YouTube video posted on October 31 
  • ‘This is crazy,’ a woman says in the video, which showed their car being approached and surrounded by the animals for nearly three minutes 
  • Yellowstone is seeing a record number of visitors since all entrances were open for the 2021 tourist season

A ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ moment was caught on video after 150 bison surrounded a packed SUV in Yellowstone National Park.

The bison can be seen overtaking the road while causing a traffic jam toward the entrance of the famous Wyoming park.

‘Why are they coming towards us?’ a female passenger can be heard asking the male driver in a YouTube video posted on October 31. ‘They need to get out of the road!’ 

‘This is crazy,’ a woman says in the video, which shows their car being approached and surrounded by the animals for nearly three minutes straight.

‘They keep coming. They could do some serious damage to the car right now.’

Dozens upon dozens of bison can be seen making their way toward the SUV and around it as they appear to be heading in the opposite direction.  

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‘Why are they coming toward us?’ a female passenger can be heard asking the male driver. ‘They need to get out of the road!’

The bison can be seen overtaking the road while causing a traffic jam toward the entrance of the famous Wyoming park in a YouTube video posted on October 31

About mid-way through the video, the camerawoman turns the camera to the side window, where bison after bison can be seen passing mere feet away, with an extreme close-up even showing snow on the horned-animals’ fur. 

The passengers put the number of bison at more than 150. The wild animals eventually finished passing the SUV.

Those in the vehicle could be heard calling the experience a ‘once-in-a-lifetime encounter.’ 

Bison traffic jams are not as uncommon as one might think at the national park.    

The region has a history of tourists being surrounded by massive herds of bison as they travel together along the park roads, many of which are one-lane each way and can be easily congested. 

Back in August, video captured a lone bison as it led a long line of cars through Yellowstone, all while remaining in its proper lane. 

‘Oh my god,’ someone says in the video. ‘Oh, he’s cute.’ 

Just a day beforehand, a presumably different bison fell asleep in the middle of the road causing yet another traffic jam while the drivers had to wait for the animal to wake up, a third bison video shows. 

The camerawoman turns the camera to the side window, where bison after bison can be seen passing mere feet away, with an extreme close-up even showing snow on the animals’ fur

The passengers put the number of bison at more than 150. The wild animals eventually finished passing the SUV

A sign, pictured, in Yellowstone National Park warns visitors not to approach bison and other wildlife in the park

Pictured: Visitors watch bison and their newborns as they cross the road in Yellowstone National Park on June 8, 2021

According to Yellowstone Park experts, bison in the park are quite used to having cars around, even seeming to ‘know the right-of-way’ around the road. 

‘Be patient for bison to make their way off the road, or just simply go around them,’ the park’s website reads. 

‘But please save the honking for the city.’

The park has 4,680 bison living in the 2,221,766 acres that make up Yellowstone National Park, with the animal weighing up to 2,000 pounds. 

Bison can also run up to 30 mph and be aggressive.

Yellowstone is seeing a record number of visitors since all entrances were open for the 2021 tourist season. 

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