Ends TERRIBLY: Idiot taunts Yellowstone bison by banging his chest

Yellowstone tourist foolishly taunts bison avoids serious injury

Yellowstone tourist foolishly taunts bison avoids serious injury

The video shows a person in the road taunting a bison. The incident happened as the bison was crossing a road in the park Tuesday.

In the video, the man in his comfortable shorts can be seen beating on his chest and approaching the ungulate on the two-way road in Hayden Valley.

Authorities have warned people not to approach animals at the park. The man stares at the bison for a moment before walking back toward the other cars. He can be heard loudly grunting as he makes another threatening gesture towards the animal.

"Oh God. Oh God".

The man was not injured, but the encounter that was filmed by Lindsey Jones, is gaining a lot of attention.

The man and the bison eventually go their separate ways before the clip ends.

Jones posted the video on Facebook where it has since racked up more than 9,000 views and been shared more than 82,000 times.

Reinke had been cited for drunken and disorderly conduct in a third national park, Grand Teton, last Saturday and was released on a 500 dollar bond that required him to follow the law and avoid alcohol. Not only is confronting the wildlife in Yellowstone risky, it is also illegal. That was shortly before Glacier National Park rangers responded to the call at the Many Glacier hotel, where one of the guests creating the disturbance was Reinke.

During his traffic stop, Reinke had told Yellowstone Park rangers that he planned to travel to Glacier National Park next. Reinke appeared to be intoxicated and argumentative, according to park staff.

"To protect yourself and the animals you come to watch, always remain at least 100 yards (91 meters) from bears or wolves, and at least 25 yards (23 meters) from all other wildlife", notes the NPS. These distances safeguard both visitors and the remarkable experience of sharing a landscape with thousands of freely-roaming animals.

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