I mean, it’s one thing to walk right up to one these wild animals, it’s a whole other ballgame to walk out and try to actually challenge one. I’m sorry but you don’t stand a chance and this bison has the ability to run you over, pick you up, and do it again.
The video starts with an adult bison walking through busy traffic in Yellowstone National Park. Just another day at the park, lots of people, lots of wildlife. But there always seems to be one in every crowd…
You notice a man get out of his vehicle and start to walk to the bison, which at this point has walked off the road. He begins to put his arms out and do what can only be described as a challenge.
The bison immediately takes notice and runs right up to the man. He gives a fair warning but the stupid man puts his arms out and taunts the massive animal again!
The big fella charges fast this time, but somehow, the man slips his charge.
But he doesn’t stop.
The bison though, proves to be far smarter. He realizes the dumb man isn’t worth the energy and calmly walks away as if to say “I could kill, but you’re not worth it”.
However, according to NBC News, the man went to jail for the stunt.
Oregon man Raymond Reinke was sentenced to 130 days in jail for drunkenly harassing a bison that had stopped traffic on a Yellowstone National Park roadway.
He reportedly justified his drunken behavior by stating that he and a buddy were on a road trip to celebrate “one last hurrah” before he entered an alcohol treatment program.
After his 15 minutes of fame from the viral video was up, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail for harassing wildlife, 60 days for interfering with law enforcement and 10 days for disorderly conduct. He was given credit for 21 days served.
He was also banned from Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier national parks for a five-year probationary period during which he is not allowed to drink alcohol.
Reinke reportedly told the judge:
“I’m sorry to the buffalo. He didn’t deserve what I did to him.”
The judge replied:
“You’re lucky the bison didn’t take care of it, and you’re standing in front of me.”
Here’s the original video which continues to rack up millions of views.