Yet another example of “what not to do at a national park.” Once again, I’m fully convinced that tourists go to national parks and completely lose all common sense and lose touch with reality, thinking they’re at a petting zoo.
National parks make it very clear to not approach the wildlife, and stay at least 25 yards away from the creatures, even if they seem harmless. People tend to forget that these are wild animals who are not used to human interaction, so they are immediately in fight or flight mode in the presence of a human.
But, tourists don’t heed these warnings, and are desperate to leave the park with a dumb photo on their phone. You’re not a photographer, this isn’t National Geographic… go home, idiot.
With that being said, here is yet another example.
In this video, you can see a bison making its way down a busy road between Devils Den and Mt. Washburn at Yellowstone National Park. Behind the creature is a line of tourists following closely behind, along with a trail of cars following as well.
Once again, you aren’t supposed to approach these creatures, because the second they feel threatened, that could be all she wrote. Luckily, the situation didn’t turn ugly, but it’s not a position you want to put yourself in.