Video Catches Man Harrassing Bison
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 3, 2018
Officials in Yellowstone National Park are investigating an incident in which a man is caught on video harassing a bison.
In the video that’s gone viral in the last few days, the unidentified man is seen walking up to the large animal in the midst of a traffic jam in the Park. In the video, the man yells and taunts the bison until it charges him, at which time the man steps out of the way. After just a minute, the bison wanders away from the man, who is continuing to try to catch the animal’s attention.
In a Facebook post, Yellowstone officials say that rangers are actively investigating the incident. Superintendent Dan Wenk called the man’s behavior, quote, “reckless, dangerous and illegal,” endquote. He pointed out that it’s up to the visitors to be good stewards of Yellowstone, and one way to do that is to keep a safe distance from wildlife.
Park regulations require people to stay at least 25 yards from animals like bison and elk, and 100 yards from bears and wolves.
View the video HERE: http://www.krtv.com/story/38792099/person-taunts-bison-in-yellowstone-national-park-video