Both Bison And Maine Moose Are One And The Same, Keep Your Distance
Have you seen this video, where a wild buffalo threw a young girl into the air earlier this week? Yeah here's a news flash for you, animals are real!
This past Monday afternoon within Yellowstone National Park, a group of up to 50 people were gathering far too close to this male bison. The big animal's patience expired after about 20 minutes or so, when it charged a 9 year-old girl and threw her into the air.
The girl is okay, but we're betting that she's a hurting unit and that the people that were responsible for her being that close to such a big animal are regretting their inactions at this time.
Authorities within Yellowstone National Park have this recommendation that even we here in Maine should take to heart when it comes to dealing with large animals in the Maine woods: "When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space. Stay 25 yards (23 m) away from all large animals - bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes and at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves. If need be, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in close proximity."