There's something to be said about being quiet and enjoying hearing only the sounds of nature. A couple hiking in Yellowstone found another benefit to the gift of silence -- safety.
A redditor posted a YouTube video titled "How to be quiet around a bison." The video shows a very large, slow-moving bison sauntering down a path in Yellowstone National Park toward the videographer.
A bison walking all by its lonesome down a path in Yellowstone. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
The bison appears to pass within just a few feet of the couple, who the person on the social news site reddit claims were his brother and his girlfriend.
The couple stepped just a few feet off the path and were extremely quiet when the animal crossed in front of them. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
Their faces at the end of the 41-second video are priceless. And we've seen a few examples ofterrifying bison charges that would give spectators good reason to hide and stay quiet if they saw one coming.
This was the face of one of the people after the bison had safely passed. (Image via YouTube video screenshot)
In a comment, the redditor explained that his brother and girlfriend were "just hiking on a trail and saw him coming their way up ahead... (moved) to the side and happened to have a camera handy."
Check out the clip:
Now wipe your brow with a sigh of relief. That was a close one.
Some commenters on reddit have advised people take a little more cover next time -- hiding behind a tree for example -- just in case.