A Colorado family planned to have a fun and patriotic 4th of July party. What they didn't know is their get-together was about to be joined by two very large and furry guests who took over their backyard.
It's vital to do everything you can to stay at least 100 yards away from larger and more dangerous wildlife in Yellowstone. But, what do you do when you have a surprise up-close encounter? A veteran hiker in Yellowstone just had this happen and made lifesaving decisions that all of us can learn from.
A family was driving near the Mammoth Hot Springs area of Yellowstone National Park when they realized there were others on the road. Not just vehicles, but also a lone howling gray wolf that was holding up traffic.
It's hard to impress a bison and not necessarily safe to try. You can ask a group of snowmobilers who just recently traversed Yellowstone National Park in a snowstorm. No, the bison they encountered was not impressed.