Transcript of the Audio from the
Video Clip of a Bull Bison
Goring a Visitor
The video clip was shot by two different visitors. The first portion
was shot by one of the visitors being chased. He is with a half-dozen
other visitors who were taking refuge behind a group of pine trees. The
second part was shot by a visitor observing from a distance who was
standing on the benches near Old Faithful Geyser.
A boy walks passed a large bull bison that is wallowing in the dust
near the Old Faithful boardwalk.
Woman: "OK let's see this..."
Man: "That's very close."
Woman: "Let's see this goofy little child..."
The bison jumps to it's feet and shakes violently raising a cloud of
dust. It begins to run in the direction that the boy was walking. The boy
Man: "There he goes. You see, he's being rambuncious again. People, go
behind" (the benches on the boardwalk).
The bison turns and begins running toward the boy who in turn starts
running toward the camera and the comparative safety of the trees.
Man: Talking to a child near him. "Stay behind me." Then talking to the
boy who now nearby and has the bison close on his heals. "Kid, kid, kid,
stay behind me and fluctuate, OK? Behind me. There you go. Don't go
anywhere. Behind me. Behind me. Behind me."
As the bison reaches the trees it begins chasing the visitors through
and around the trees. The bison could easily run down anyone who runs out
into the open so the adults are trying to convince the children that they
are safer if they stay near the trees.
Woman: "Oh, my God."
Man: "Behind me. Right there. That's it."
Woman: "Oh, no."
Man: "Stay here. Don't run away!"
Woman: "Put the camera down and don't run!"
The videographer is unable to dodge the bison and continue shooting
effectively so the images show the area in a scrambled fashion as the
videographer runs from tree to tree. There is an occasional image of the
bison that shows up very near the cameraman.
Man: "Oh yeah."
Woman: "Oh yeah. Don't bring him over here. Don't run!"
Man: In a frantic voice, "Donna, Get up! Donna, get up. Donna. Whoo
2nd Man: Attempting to distract the bison and get him to move away from
the woman that was just gored, "Whoo, whoo, whoo."
Woman: "Easy, baby."
Video scene becomes even more scrambled as the videographer runs from
Woman: "Oh God!" and then shrilly screams twice.
The camera seems to have been dropped. It goes dead.
Starts with a bison running passed the clump of trees with visitors
scrambling to stay behind the trees. The videographer is standing on one
of the benches near Old Faithful Geyser along with dozens of other
visitors who were waiting for the next eruption.
Videographer: "The most exciting thing is the buffalo running through
the parking lot."
Woman: "Oh my God!"
There are several voices in the nearby crowd expressing concern for the
visitors being chased.
Woman: "People are running. I can't (incomprehensible)."
Videographer: "Nobody cares about...Oh, my goodness. Did he get that
A woman trying to run around the back side of the trees from the bison
is quickly caught and gored in the back. She is thrown to the ground where
she lays with one arm extended in the air. A man runs up and stands
between her and the bison.
Videographer: Now more frantic, "OH!"
The bison runs a short distance from the trees, turns and stands
watching the visitors he was just chasing. One of the men walks within
several yards of the bison and picks his camera up off the ground.
Videographer: "That guy is crazy!"
Young woman: "Don't antagonize him!"
The bison finally walks off into the nearby woods.
Last Updated: Wednesday, 22-Dec-04 10:10:28