Watch A Woman Actually Reach Out And PET A Big Ol Wyoming Bison
The story is the same. The outcome could've been way worse. It still doesn't mean that it's ok.
STOP PETTING/TRYING TO PET/ GETTING TOO CLOSE TO THE BISON
Visitors enter Yellowstone National Park and think the rules aren't meant for them. It really doesn't matter if your only goal in life is to pet a bison, DON'T DO IT.
The video below made it's way to the Instagram page of the Tourons Of Yellowstone and made me cringe thinking of what was about to happen to this eager tourist.
I thought for sure she was going for two rides...
Taking flight thanks to the quick movements and strength of the bison, then into the back of an ambulance on the way to the hospital.
Luckily, neither of those rides happened during this encounter, but sure could have.
I feel like all of these videos deserve the coveted Bill Engvall 'Here's Your Sign'.
Guess we need to go over the safety rules again.
Never approach wildlife --- THEY ARE WILD.
- Stay 25 yards (75 feet) away from bison, elk, deer..etch
- Stay 100 yards (300 feet) away from bears and wolves
Stay on the walkways --- boardwalks, trails and paths are there for a reason
- The hot springs and thermal areas are more deadly than any other natural feature in the park
Don't Feed The Wildlife --- you're signing their death certificate
- When wild animals get human food, they could become reliant on it and become aggressive. They then have to be put down.
- Keep all trash, food, and items with a scent, stored properly
Don't block roads or traffic --- you'll make traveling worse for others in the park
- Wildlife jams occur on the regular, stay in your car.
- If you want to watch the wildlife (from a safe distance) use the pullouts and parking areas