Man who harassed bison in Yellowstone National Park arrested over disturbance

Man who harassed bison in Yellowstone National Park arrested over disturbance

Man who harassed bison in Yellowstone National Park arrested over disturbance

The incident transpired on Tuesday evening (July 31) and was caught on camera by bystander Lindsey Jones, reports the New York Post.

The Yellowstone beast is not having it though, charging once again at the man. In May, a woman stumbled across a bison as she came around a bend in a trail, and the startled animal head-butted her off the path. Raymond Reinke, a 55-year-old man from Pendleton, Oregon, has been booked at the Yellowstone Jail and was expected to make a court appearance on Friday, rangers said.

The footage shows a man approach the bison and start shouting and beating his chest.

"We appreciate the collaboration of our fellow rangers in Glacier and Grand Teton national parks on this arrest".

But the park's guidelines state: 'Animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be.

Herbert did not comment on whether the man could be issued a citation. Rangers said Reinke, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt, was intoxicated and argumentative.

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A video of the bison incident was captured by Lindsey Jones of Elko, Nevada, on August 1.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Superintendent Dan Wenk called the man's actions "reckless, unsafe and illegal".

A warning message on the U.S. "Always stay at least 25 yards away from wildlife". These distances safeguard both visitors and the remarkable experience of sharing a landscape with thousands of freely-roaming animals.

"People who ignore these rules are risking their lives and threatening the park experience for everyone else", said park superintendent Dan Wenk.

Reinke was transported to Helena, Montana, on Thursday night and handed over to Yellowstone rangers.

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