I suspect there is a little of each of us in this bison.
We were surprised to find him sitting right beside the edge of the road just inches from potential traffic. I decided to stop and take a photo, secretly hoping a car would come from the other direction.
Amusingly a car drove right in front of his face and he didn’t flinch. I had to admire the audacity even if I questioned its purpose! From my non-bison perspective there seemed to be a lot of great spots to lie down that were far better than that one.
As we were driving away, I noticed a large truck heading in our direction. I watched in the rear view mirror. The bison bravely stayed in its spot. However, as soon as the truck passed, it ran off in obvious distress. Apparently the bison had reached the end of its bluster.
The amusing thing is that it had survived the experience and only bolted after the truck was gone. I wonder if there is a moral to the story?