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The Morning GIF: Juggernaut Bison

This riveting chase scene comes with a surprising finish. 


Lorraine Murphy


Posted on May 18, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 4:57 pm CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

“Damn, Nature! You scary!”

That’s what the comments on this GIF say, and who can blame them? The images come from BBC’s “Frozen Planet,” probably the most mined-for-GIFs television series in history—and with good reason.

Here, a wolf pack stalks a buffalo herd, and startles it into stampeding. They’ve separated out a weak member of the herd and are patiently attacking, bit by bit, confident in eventually taking it down when … well, we’ll let you see for yourself.

It’s had more than 252,251 views on Imgur, and we’d bet good money that every one of those people’s jaws dropped open at the devastating denouement.

YouTube commenter LavTheFox said, “Just to think that the first bison’s last thoughts were ‘oh thank God here comes help.’”

Imagur commenter netrex put it best. “@BowHunter6274 “I don’t need to outrun him, I just need to outrun you.”

With this nugget of knowledge, we’ve just saved you $110,000 on an MBA. You’re welcome.

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*First Published: May 18, 2012, 10:43 am CDT