Man taunting bison at Yellowstone Park caught on video

Man taunting bison at Yellowstone Park caught on video

Glacier National Park rangers arrested Raymond Reinke after police were called to stop a disturbance at a local hotel dining room.

A month prior, on May 2, a 72-year-old Idaho woman was butted in the thigh, pushed and tossed off a trail by a bison near Old Faithful geyser.

"Many people have asked if we've seen the viral video in which an individual is seen hazing a bison in Yellowstone", said the Yellowstone National Park authorities via their Facebook page.

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A nearby bystander, Lindsey Jones, started filming when she noticed the alpha male approaching a bison that had aimlessly wandered into traffic in Yellowstone National Park.

'This is what happens when a buffoon meets a bison...,' wrote one man.

He turns back toward the bison and begins harassing it again before the beast charges at him for a second time.

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After a tense moment, the bison and the man are shown going their separate ways. In July, a Tennessee man was rammed by a bison after he hopped a fence to get a closer look at the animals. Realize how privileged we are to have these national parks.

"The animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be", the park's website states.

Wenk says the U.S. Agriculture Department is concerned the animals have not been in quarantine long enough to ensure they are disease free.

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Wenk said park regulations require visitors to stay at least 22 metres away from animals such as bison and elk and at least 91 metres away from bears and wolves. "People who ignore these rules are risking their lives and threatening the park experience for everyone else".

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