Videos of Terrified Bison?
We do know what's going on in one of the most widely-seen videos. One sensational YouTube video titled "ALERT! Yellowstone Buffalo Running for Their Lives!" has gathered over a million views and shows a herd of bison coming down a road toward a driver.
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However a better title might be, "A handful of bison trotting down the road," since none of them seem to be running for their lives. Another problem with the video: it depicts exactly the opposite of what it's claimed to show. Instead of terrified bison streaming out of the area ahead of some impending disaster, the bison are actually heading into the park.
According to a Reuters news story, "Yellowstone National Park assured guests and the public on Thursday that a super-volcano under the park was not expected to erupt anytime soon, despite an alarmist video that claimed bison had been seen fleeing to avoid such a calamity. Yellowstone officials, who fielded dozens of calls and emails since the video went viral this week following an earthquake in the park, said the video actually shows bison galloping down a paved road that leads deeper into the park."