There’s really no other way around it — this guy is an idiot.
Even if it wasn’t illegal and a jackwagon choice to taunt a bison, it’s a great way to get killed.
In the following video, a man can be seen harassing a bison in the middle of a road in Yellowstone National Park:
Stopped cars look on and some even record him as he runs toward and makes gestures towards the bison.
Park officials obviously aren’t happy with what happened that day and made that obvious in a response:
“Many people have asked if we’ve seen the viral video in which an individual is seen hazing a bison in Yellowstone.
We’ve seen it, and rangers are actively investigating the incident. Superintendent Dan Wenk had this to say after watching the video:
“The individual’s behavior in this video is reckless, dangerous, and illegal. We need people to be stewards of Yellowstone, and one way to do that is to keep your 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. These distances safeguard both visitors and the remarkable experience of sharing a landscape with thousands of freely-roaming animals. People who ignore these rules are risking their lives and threatening the park experience for everyone else.”
Another way to be a steward: tell a ranger, or call 911, if you see someone whose behavior might hurt them or the park.
Thanks to all of you who’ve shared your concern.”
Fortunately, it looks like the man was eventually found and arrested.