Montana TV Reporter Shares Clip of His Reaction When Herd of Bison Starts Walking Right Towards Him
A local reporter had the perfect reaction to an approaching herd of bison, which was hilarious yet educative.
There are two significant reactions people have when faced with a daunting situation; it is either one stays and fights or takes their flight. Wisdom is when to know which response is needed in a particular situation.
A reporter gave the perfect flight reaction when he encountered a herd of bison walking towards him as he tried to report the news at the Yellowstone National Park.
Deion Broxton, who reports for the KTVM, a CNN and NBC affiliate in Butte, Montana, took to Twitter to share his encounter with a herd of bison as he was reporting the news. Sharing the clip, Deion said:
“There was a herd of bison walking right toward me at @YellowstoneNPS today!”
Although the herd could not be seen due to the position, the camera was facing, as they approached, Deion took to his heels, packing up his gadgets and throwing them into the trunk of his car.
As the herd approached, Deion could be heard muttering, “Oh my God, Oh my God,” and as the herd came closer, he exclaimed that he was not messing with them as his eyes darted back and forth.
It proved to be a good lesson for individuals on how to act when they come across wildlife animals.
After he headed to a safe spot, Deion took a video of the approaching herd, and they looked massive. Little wonder he was scared and took to his heels.
Here's the video of the bison I shot once I got a safe distance away lol pic.twitter.com/uL3XiR2ISR— Deion Broxton (@DeionBroxton) March 26, 2020
After Deion dropped the video, tweeps took to the comments section to express their opinions, and most of them were hilarious. As quickly as the video dropped, people made modifications of it, turning it into a gif and meme. One tweep even wrote a poem saying:
“Roses are red. Violets are blue. Oh my god! oh noooo, I’m not messing w you.”
While some found it hilarious, others were grateful that Deion was able to react swiftly and get away from the herd as they are known to be dangerous and harmful.
People laugh, but Bison in person are WAAAAAY huger than people think they are. 😂— KeepCalmAndDrawl (@FormerlyFormer) March 25, 2020
MAINTAINING DISTANCE FROM WILDLIFE
Authorities at the Yellowstone National Park took to their page to express their gratitude to Deion for acting responsibly and swiftly by getting away from the herd as fast as he could.
The authorities at the park had shared a diagram about how, while people were distancing themselves socially, they need to put that distance between themselves and wildlife animals.
Social distancing means avoiding large gatherings and maintaining distance (6 ft) from others. While we're at it, remember to keep it at least 300 ft for larger wildlife.— National Park Service (@NatlParkService) March 25, 2020
Check park websites for the most up to date information regarding access and services.#SocialDistancing pic.twitter.com/BlqfvGflEO
While Deion’s reaction was hilarious and people saw the humor in it, it proved to be a good lesson for individuals on how to act when they come across wildlife animals, especially a herd of bison who are known for their rage.