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Yellowstone Tourist Filmed While Taunting Bison

The beast charged, the person backed down
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2018 5:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – 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. Per KRTV, the incident unfolded in the Hayden Valley area of Wyoming, where a passerby recorded as a person who appeared to be a tourist directly engaged the 1,000-plus pound beast. The bison first tried to just ignore the person. However, when the taunts continued and the tourist got closer, the animal charged. At that point, witness Lindsey Jones' moved her camera away. "Oh God, no, no, I can't watch," she said. Lucky for everyone, the tourist managed to move away before being gored. "Meanwhile in Yellowstone National Park... #dontdrinkandbuffalo," Jones wrote after posting the video to Facebook. Park officials say the rules, for the safety of both animals and people, are clear: stay away from the wildlife. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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