Yellowstone National Park investigating bison hazing viral video


"Yet we ask them to keep their distance to safeguard themselves and safeguard the remarkable landscape with hundreds of thousands of free-roaming animals", she told Reuters.

As you might imagine, eventually the bison charges at him, and while he narrowly avoids getting hit, the footage has still landed him in hot water.

Lindsey Jones posted the video and called it #dontdrinkandbuffalo but it wasn't entirely clear if the man was drunk.

'Get out of there, ' someone else in her auto can be heard shouting. "The bison went after him a couple of times and then carried on with what he was doing before he was bothered". "People who ignore these rules are risking their lives and threatening the park experience for everyone else", Wenk said in the statement.

Rangers are actively investigating this incident.

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Other recent incidents involving humans and wildlife in Yellowstone have led to serious injury.

The park is holding 89 bison in quarantine corrals to certify they are free of the disease brucellosis before they can be transferred to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

Within the same week two others were attacked by an elk.

"It's illegal to willfully remain near or approach wildlife, including birds, within any distance that disturbs or displaces the animal", states the NPS. "This is a wild animal that fights for aggression, fights for territory", he said. "The safest (and often best) view of wildlife is from inside a auto". When the animal gets close, he scampers away.

"We appreciate the collaboration of our fellow rangers in Glacier and Grand Teton national parks on this arrest".