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This video shows buffalo running along the roadway, supposedly fleeing the park.

(See second, more impressive video at bottom of page.)



I don’t know much about buffalo. Actually, I know pretty much nothing about buffalo.

  • Maybe they simply like to run. I dunno.
  • Maybe they’re celebrating because winter is over. I dunno.
  • Maybe there’s a pack of wolves after them. I dunno.
  • Maybe hunters are after them. I dunno.
  • Maybe the recent 4.8 magnitude earthquake scared them. I dunno.
  • Maybe the abominable snowman is after them. I dunno.
  • Or maybe they know something that humans can’t detect. I dunno.
  • Regardless, it’s an interesting video.
Map from USGS showing extent of volcanic ash after the biggest Yellowstone  eruption around 2.1 million years ago. "If another large caldera-forming eruption were to occur at Yellowstone, its effects would be worldwide," says the USGS. Thick ash deposits would bury vast areas of the United States, and injection of huge volumes of volcanic gases into the atmosphere could drastically affect global climate. Fortunately ... the probability of any such event occurring at Yellowstone within the next few thousand years is exceedingly low."

Map from USGS showing extent of volcanic ash after the biggest Yellowstone eruption about 2.1 million years ago. “If another large caldera-forming eruption were to occur at Yellowstone, its effects would be worldwide,” says the USGS. “Thick ash deposits would bury vast areas of the United States, and injection of huge volumes of volcanic gases into the atmosphere could drastically affect global climate. Fortunately … the probability of any such event occurring at Yellowstone within the next few thousand years is exceedingly low.”


“hahaha I would not call that running for their lives! says reader Tom Tojaka. “They do that all the time around Yellowstone…”

Tom sent this even more impressive video, dated August 27, 2013.



And here’s another from Mike Goad (with “Rawhide” music in the background).



http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/593833-yellowstone-volcano-eruption-in-2014-some-believe-animals-are-fleeing-park-see-it-as-an-alert/

Thanks to Ron de Haan for this link

 

44 Responses to Video – Are Yellowstone animals fleeing?

  1. JimS says:

    Hmmmm, if this is an unusual sight to see, and I emphasize the word “if,” this may be something to worry about. Animals seem to have a sense of forthcoming events that we humans do not have.
    For instance, whenever our cats become “scitty” we know that a storm (either thunder storm in summer, or, blizzard or wind storm in winter) is coming within 12-24 hours, and they are rarely wrong.

    • Eve says:

      growing up, my mother kept horses. We always knew a big storm was on the way by the way they were acting. The bigger the storm, the crazier they got.

  2. TomK says:

    hahaha I would not call that running for their lives! as title of you-tube video says.

    They do that all the time around Yellowstone…

    http://youtu.be/tVLCR5Eqz88

  3. Danangel says:

    Elsewhere I saw a comment that they were running toward the caldera. Does anyone know for sure? I’ve been around buffalo a bit and this seems like strange behavior.

  4. David says:

    I think it safe to say, if the animals (yes, especially the big bad Buffalo) are running in a unified direction, it might be a good idea to pay attention and try to find out why.

  5. yonason says:

    I was going to send it to you, but figured you had it already, which you do.

    Just one thought. When do you think the guy in the car taking the video is going to get the idea he’s headed in the wrong direction?

  6. Larry Squire says:

    This isn’t a migration. They would be walking if that were the case. They are not fleeing from imminent danger. They are not in a full out run but a fast walk. They are going down the mountain when you would expect them to follow the melting snow up the mountain. They are in a hurry to get to something (need to know more of the route) or away from something that is making them nervous. We need more data…

    • hhsenorsamso says:

      if they know they have a long way to go and are wise enough to know they have to get out of their then they should be wise enough to know not to enter in to a full out run

  7. John says:

    Maybe they are running a marathon?

  8. Mike Goad says:

    That’s the Lamar Valley. Buffalo are herd animals and, for some reason, they love to run.

    http://youtu.be/kD4z–Rrfeg

  9. Robin says:

    I’ve gone to Yellowstone for years and that is nothing unusual. They are a herd of animals and they move like that. Sometimes they move slow, sometimes fast. They also swim rivers in a herd. My car has been surrounded by a mass of buffaloes. That’s what they do. Eat, roll in the dust and then, in mass, move on. When they flood down through Jackson I might get concerned.

  10. I don’t see anything unusual here for Yellowstone.

    I do think once we get into very quiet solar minimum conditions that volcanic activity world wide will be on the increase.

    AP index less then 5.0 (99% of time ) with extreme spikes (1% of time ) I think favorable for an increase in geological activity.

  11. william fox says:

    I saw this video several times on the lets say “strange” sites like extinctionprotocol and such , something we call Tinfoil sites.

    Conspiracy sites , I dont believe much of it , it also claims that the caldera is venting a special sort of helium 1000 times as much is usual.

    Is it true , we dont know , but take it with a grain of salt.

  12. Okie says:

    They were running to sign up for Obamacare before the deadline

  13. Beano says:

    Just read a few older history books.
    The Bison populations used to number in the millions.
    You surely have seen the stories where trains were held up for hours when a mass herd of hundreds of thousands would run for hours over the tracks in front of the trains.

  14. AndrewS says:

    Biannual pavement run to trim their hooves? ;)

  15. Andrew says:

    Maybe Al Gore is at the bottom of the hill preaching to them about their methane emissions (sorry got to run Pastor Gore!)

  16. John A. Brown says:

    As a few of your readers have stated these are herd animals that move on mass either slowly or quickly therefor I would be cautious to jump to conclusions. Now if other species were moving in mass in the same direction that would be a cause for concern.

    One of the readers also mentioned taking heed of this mass movement as animals tend to sense danger before humans. The problem is due to social programing, the majority of us have lost our inbuilt animal instincts, others put it down to a sixth sense that we choose to ignore for fear of ridicule whilst those who do warn others are as I said ridiculed and said to be alarmists, doom mongers, mentally unstable or crack pots. So nobody can win until it’s either proven one way or another or in the worst case scenario too late.

  17. tomd says:

    The bison were just out for a jog — they can out run horses when they want to!

  18. c777 says:

    Hey they even run on the right side of the road!

  19. Jim says:

    I would think this bears monitoring. How many animals, where do they go, is this a onetime event and do other animals join them.

  20. RobMac says:

    It is spring. The girls are coming in to “Season” and the guys are chasing tail. Drive by a local high school and you will see the same thing from the human herds.

  21. RobMac says:

    It is spring. The girls are coming in to “Season” and the guys are chasing tail. Drive by a local high school and you will see the same thing from the human herds.

  22. JOHN B says:

    They are leaving a movie theater en masse.

    Since they are on federal land, the White House dictates what they can watch. But, finally, they refused to sit through Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth again.

    :) :)

  23. Space and Science Research Center
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    Orlando FL 32860
    Sun’s Activity Linked to Largest
    Earthquakes and Volcanoes
    Press Release – SSRC 1-2010
    8:00 AM March 1, 2010
    Today, the Space and Science Research Center (SSRC) releases its preliminary findings of the incidence of major geophysical events including earthquakes and volcanoes tied to the Sun’s activity and climate change.
    The SSRC, the leading independent research center in the United States on the subject of the next climate change to a period of extended cold weather, has concluded a detailed comparison of solar activity with major earthquakes and volcanic activity. It has found a significant correlation exists between periods of reduced activity by the Sun, previously linked to cold climates are now identified with the most disastrous earthquakes in the United States and major volcanic eruptions around the globe.
    The research for this preliminary study was completed in September 2009. The research report was posted today on the SSRC’s web site. It establishes a strong link between what the Sun is doing and the largest natural disasters and significantly extends the potential impact on the Earth of changes in the Sun which the SSRC and others have established as the most important element of global climate change.
    According to SSRC Director, John Casey, “ The wide range and depth of research done by the SSRC and its associated scientists over the years on the Sun’s activity for determining impacts on the Earth’s climate change has produced what may be another important revelation of how the Sun may affect the Earth. Not only is the Sun the primary driver for climate change, but it may even be a significant influence in tectonic plate movement resulting in cycles of increased intensity of geological events such as earthquakes and volcanoes.
    The recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile though not part of the original study are nonetheless in line with reduced periods of solar activity and are especially correlated to the advent of the current “solar hibernation.” These “hibernations,’ a term coined by the SSRC in 2008, are the times when the Sun reduces its level of energetic output to historically low levels, roughly every two centuries. As we know from the ample research of other solar physicists world-wide and the SSRC’s own work, solar hibernations always bring long lasting cold climate eras to the Earth.”

    The website is space and science center for more info.

    • Teddi says:

      Thanks for that info Salvatore, appreciate the response :o)

    • Nick Stoneman says:

      Good Stuff! Astrophysicist Piers Corbyn use solar activity to produce remarkably accurate long term weather forecasts. He is now doing some exploratory work on the effects of solar activity on geological events such as earthquakes and volcanoes, with a view to eventually giving forecasts of those events. Looks promising, but early days. See more: weatheraction.com

  24. scizzorbill says:

    Been there a few times, last time was 15 years ago and the Bison were trotting down the road while all the cars stopped until they passed.

    Animals that sense an impending disaster react within a very short time before all hell breaks loose. If this was real, the event would already have occurred.

  25. Martin Laun says:

    They all heard that Michelle Obama was taking their kids there.

  26. Laurent says:

    These are real American bison. They are keeping to the right hand lane, or on the right shoulder of the road.

  27. KC says:

    They’re just doing what buffalo do – roaming! (Can I get an LOL?) This was a great video though, and its always worth paying attention to our animal friends.

  28. yo daddy says:

    Wow you people are gullible or just plain stupid. Why would they be on the right side of the road obeying the rules of the road, casually galloping past oncomingtraffic? Notto mention the fact that they are running on asphalt so easily with the benefit of horseshoes on their hooves. Wild animals dont think like humamns if they are going to flee they wouldnt choose use a man made road. And why are these animals strictly on the road and no where else? If u can look at this video and think that any of this was grounded in reality. Than u should get off you tube for a while and experience reality.

  29. Rose Bailes says:

    The buffalo are trying to escape slaughter. Perhaps it is a cry for help.

  30. Tom says:

    Maybe the fed’s are going to close the park again.


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