It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that getting close to wildlife at Yellowstone National Park is incredibly dangerous, for both yourself and the wildlife.
On top of that, you can face jail time for messing with the wildlife at the park. Of course, any time you mix people with wild animals, idiots abound.
People choose not to listen, and are willing to risk their safety and their criminal record for the brief feeling and satisfaction of saying you “messed with an animal at Yellowstone.”
Here’s exhibit A.
According to NBC Montana,a small group of bozo visitors (with a small child) approached a bison, and guess what? The bison did not want to be bothered, because it charged right back at the visitors.
In the footage, you can see the bison charge two adults and a child, with one of the adults bailing on the child and running for safety. Tell me why the adults always put their kids in danger and then run away when the bison charges? Blows my mind…
Thankfully, right before the child was about to be railroaded by the charging bison, he’s lifted out of harm’s way by another park visitor who ran over to help, and got gored in the process.
The bison ended up lifting the man off the ground, and you know that didn’t feel good. Of course, the two morons who left the kid high and dry are still standing around like the danger is over. Unreal…
Towards the end of the video, some other genius hits the bison with bear spray, even though they’re the ones pestering the bison. Granted, it appears they are on a designed walking path, but still… you see all the other people in the background standing very far away?
There’s a good reason for that…
Gored In The Arm & Taken To The Hospital
According to MSN, the hero on this story was walking on a boardwalk near Giant Geyser with his family when they saw the bison charge another family. While the first attempt missed, the family remained in the area (smart…) and eventually the bison charged again.
Two of the adults fled, leaving a helpless small child behind. So the man, who is a total stranger to these people, grabbed the kid from harm’s way (potentially saving the kid’s life), but took a horn to the arm in the process. He was sent to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for care and treatment.
Listen, I get wanting to stay around and see as many awesome sights as you can, hell Yellowstone National Park has been on my bucket list for years, but if a freaking bison is getting even relatively near me, let alone my family, I’m getting the HELL out of there. And I sure as hell won’t be leaving my kid behind.
How many of these stories do we need to hear? Stay away from the bison, people. And to those cowards who left their kid to get killed by a 1,800 beast? Disgusting.
Thank God for the hero who stepped in to save the kid.