Bison are wild animals, and not at all domestic. This is a fact that Rebecca Clark—a solo hiker on the trail in Texas—learned the hard way when several bison crossed her path. Though Clark clearly tries to avoid them, one charges and injures her in a harrowing few seconds near the end of her TikTok.
She is okay! As she posted in a follow-up video, she was gored in the back by the bison seen charging at the end of the video above, thrown into a mesquite bush, and lay there for 50 minutes with limited cell service until rescue showed up. She was able to get texts through to family, and was taken via helicopter to a local hospital for treatment.
As with the combination of TikTok and someone interacting with a wild animal, reactions were swift to pour in.
Many people had well-meaning advice for Clark.
Clark took to the comments to agree with everyone, pointing out that she had posted the video so as to educate people in how not to encounter a bison.
She admitted to making mistakes, but had to defend her country status when accused of being a city-slicker.
And then thanked someone who actually understood why she was posting herself making obvious wildlife encounter mistakes.
On the second video where she tells everyone she's okay, many people posted their relief at her survival and sent along prayers and thoughts for her recovery.
Finally, someone took away a message that is widely applicable from this video.
Clark has other less harrowing videos of views from the same state park in Texas, with a sweeter message.
Glad she survived the encounter, learned a good lesson, and passing it along to others.