The footage shows one of dozens of bison stampeding through the park as it rams the rental and cracks the windshield. No injuries were reported.
A giant bison rammed into a family’s rental car during a stampede in Yellowstone National Park. pic.twitter.com/y3R1BhEHJ3
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The Casper Star-Tribune reports that a family member caught the scene on video on Aug. 13 after the animals brought traffic to a standstill.
Bison Encounters in Yellowstone
Nobody was hurt, but park officials warned visitors to keep their distance.
In July, a bison threw a 9-year-old girl into the air in Yellowstone. She wasn’t seriously hurt.
The incident was captured on video, showing a bison grazing just feet away in Yellowstone on July 21 before it charges at the girl, launching her in the air.
Similar incidents happen several times a year, sometimes with harmful results. Bison injure a handful of people in Yellowstone every year on average.
In Yellowstone, at least two people got injured by Bison encounters in 2018, one in 2017 and five in 2015.
Park Officials Message
Bison in Yellowstone spend much of their time grazing and lolling on the ground, making them appear docile. They’re not, as tourists who get too close demonstrate every summer.
Bison weigh up to 2,000 pounds and run up to 30 mph.
Park officials urge people to keep away from all large animals, even those that wander into parking lots or near trails. A safe distance, they say, is 25 yards from bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes and at least 100 yards from bears and wolves.
The Associated Press and Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this article.