Man challenges bison in Yellowstone National Park

Aug 05, 2018, 07:06
Man challenges bison in Yellowstone National Park

Video taken inside Yellowstone National Park shows a person taunting a wild bison that was attempting to mind its own business along a busy roadway. As the animal approaches, the man is seen dodging it at the very last second. The man continues to taunt the bison until it turns around and charges him.

He jumps out of the way and does not appear to be injured by the bison as they go their separate ways in the video.

"Oh God, I can't watch", a bystander can be heard saying in the video.

Instead of patiently waiting for the massive animal to cross the road, the man resolved to take action and provoke the bison, to the dismay of the rest of the people waiting in their cars. As of Thursday afternoon, it had been viewed on Q2 more than 29,000 times. On July 28, he was arrested by rangers at Grand Teton National Park for a drunk and disorderly conduct incident. Not only is confronting the wildlife in Yellowstone risky, it is also illegal. Realize how privileged we are to have these national parks.

The bison charges at him full-on and he begins to run away as the camera jerks.

While rangers were searching for Reinke's vehicle, officials responded to a call about an incident in Glacier National Park where two guests were reported to be arguing and creating a disturbance in the dining room of the Many Glacier Hotel.

The National Park Service advises that visitors "always remain" at least 100 yards (about 90 metres) from bears or wolves, and at least 25 yards (20 metres) away from all other wildlife. "These distances safeguard both visitors and a remarkable experience of sharing landscape with thousands of freely roaming animals".

Earlier this year a woman from California was gored by a bison.

"People who ignore these rules are risking their lives and threatening the park experience for everyone else", Wenk told BNQT.