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Animals flee Yellowstone Park

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — An animal exodus at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has residents and tourists wondering if they know something they don’t.

Bison and many other animals are leaving Yellowstone in droves, and its prompting theories that minor earthquakes in the area could soon set off the Yellowstone Super Volcano. The volcano last erupted 640,000 years ago. The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory reports that an eruption 2 million years ago covered half of North America with ash, wiping out prehistoric animals.

A series of smaller quakes have hit the region over the past few weeks, and the more earthquakes hit an area, the more chances a volcano may be activated from its dormant state. A super volcano eruption in Yellowstone would reportedly devastate the United States. It could potentially destroy everything in an arc to the East, South, and South East of the park all the way through to the Midwest.

The scientist in charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory told CNN that despite recent seismic activity, “We don’t anticipate an eruption anytime soon.”

Dan Hottle, Spokesman, Yellowstone National Park also says that the bison in this viral YouTube video were running into the park.

“If I stayed on the phone with you for 15 min longer I can probably point the camera out the window and show you a bison running down my cul-de-sac.”


8 Comments to “Animals flee Yellowstone Park”

    deee said:
    April 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Sensationalism at it's best. It is a small herd of bison moving, not "animals fleeing yellowstone!"

    Brooke said:
    April 3, 2014 at 5:05 PM


    deee said:
    April 3, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Haha, even go to the video ON youtube. This is the caption: "March 14, 2014 — This herd of Yellowstone National Park Bison dashes from Mammoth Hot Springs eastward along the roadway and deeper into the park. If the herd matriarch gets the urge to run, she will … and the entire herd will run to keep up."

    fred said:
    April 3, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Sheeple that believe the end is near are the same ones who believe the freeloaders in the white house didn't cover up the IRS scandle, Benghazi or that adding 30 million more free loading illegals into our heath care system would bring costs down!

    sapphirehawk said:
    April 8, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    It's not about the, END IS NEAR. Even if it was, your resettlement in South Africa has been rejected by the ANC. But don't stress just yet, some of South America has agreed to take in Americans just in case of course. So keep up with the sarcasm and turn a blind eye because yellowstone will never erupt, at least not anytime soon, right?

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