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Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Looks Can Be Deceiving

 
 
Looks Can Be Deceiving Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
1. Looks Can Be Deceiving Marker
Inscription.
Bison seem lazy and docile grazing in the sun. They are massive and look as if they can hardly move. Do not be fooled. They are wild animals. They can spring to their feet in an instant if they feel threatened. They can leap over fences and run 35 miles per hour. They can hurl you high in the air with one toss of a horn. The bison know where you are, so be aware of their personal space at all times. Do not frighten them or give them a reason to be angry. They are dangerous and unpredictable. People have been killed by bison in Yellowstone. Please respect them.

Be Safe
✔ALWAYS be alert.
✔ NEVER approach bison.
✔ ALWAYS stay at least 25+ yards (23 m) away. More space is better.
✔ Make sure there is an escape route for you AND the bison.
✔ Get a closer look with a spotting scope, telephoto lens, or binoculars.
✔ Remain in your vehicle if you encounter bison on the road.
✔ Keep an eye on the tail. If a bison watches you and its tail goes up, it is a sign for you to pay attention. Donít wait. Get away.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 44° 41.008′ N, 110° 29.618′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in
Looks Can Be Deceiving Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
2. Looks Can Be Deceiving Marker
A herd of bison can be seen behind the marker, on the other side of the Yellowstone River.
Park County. Marker is on Lower Grand Loop Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Hayden Valley. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rut in Hayden (here, next to this marker); Hayden Valley (here, next to this marker); Chittenden Memorial Bridge (approx. 1.8 miles away); Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River (approx. 2.1 miles away); Brink of Upper Falls (approx. 2.1 miles away); Uncle Tomís Point (approx. 2.2 miles away); Uncle Tomís Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away); Brink of Lower Falls (approx. 2Ĺ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
 
Categories. Animals
 
Markers in the Hayden Valley image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
3. Markers in the Hayden Valley
Bison in the Hayden Valley image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2015
4. Bison in the Hayden Valley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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