Woman films bison charging at her, posts footage as safety warning to others

A bison attacked a hiker who lived to post the TikTok about it. 

TikToker Rebecca Clark posted the video to “support safety while enjoying Texas State Parks.” While encountering a group of bison at Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway in Texas, Clark wandered too close. A bison then “charged” at her during the solo hike. 

@rebeccaclark

Solo hiking at Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway in Texas. I was charged and gored by a bison because I was to CLOSE to be passing them on a trailway They are beautiful creatures protected by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) and are a part of the Texas State Bison Restoration Project where the park has restored the historic Charles Goodnight Bison herd (The Official Texas State Bison Herd) to a portion of its former range in the park. I am posting to support safety while enjoying Texas State Parks #TPWD #bisonetiquette101 #hikingsafety #llbean #chaos #rei

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In the clip, Clark came across a trio of bison crossing the trail. She waited until they crossed, then kept walking. But when she thought she was in the clear, a bison charged at her. 

You can hear her screaming, “Oh oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!” The video was chilling.

@rebeccaclark

I am okay! Thank you for all your concerns and to tell you the truth your humor as well. I’m on the road to recovery after a run-in with a bison at Caprock Canyon State Park. #caprockcanyonsstatepark #TPWD #hikingsafety

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Clark explained in an update that the bison rammed her back and pushed her into a mesquite bush. She remained on the ground for 50 minutes before help arrived. 

Due to limited phone service, she couldn’t call 911 and texted family and friends instead. A helicopter flew her to United Regional Healthcare Hospital in Wichita Falls. Despite the gruesome incident, she’s recovering well.

Clark called the bison “beautiful creatures” protected by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The bison herd was restored to a part of its former range in the park as part of the Texas State Bison Restoration Project. 

Texas Parks and Wildlife recommend that humans stay at least 50 yards away from bison, the largest land animal in North America. 

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