Bison are wild and very dangerous animals yet people still do some pretty questionable (stupid) things.
Back in 2016, a video was posted showing a woman approaching and then petting a bison inside Yellowstone National Park! Luckily she walked away from the incident without injury.
At Yellowstone National Park the rules state that “you must stay at least 25 yard away from large animals like bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyote“.
Apparently, many people still have a difficult time following the rules.
A video posted online recently shows a bison wandering around with a bunch of people way too close.
The New York Post says that “a group of 50 visitors loitered closely around the animal for nearly 20 minutes in the Old Faithful Geyser area, according to the National Park Service“.
Eventually the bison didn’t like the crowd watching and charged at a 9 year-old girl, tossing her a few feet in the air. Talk about a scary situation which could’ve led to major injury or worse.
Luckily, the girl didn’t suffer any serious injury. She was treated at the Old Faithful Clinic and then released.
The Post stated that no citations were issued.
What I wonder is, if nobody is held responsible, this kind of behavior will continue at Yellowstone National Park and others. Luckily the little girl wasn’t seriously hurt but the next person that gets too close may not be so lucky.
Find out more from the New York Post and check out the video here.