The Bison that Went for a Ride in an SUV at YNP
By angelamontana

Posted: May 16, 2016

UPDATE ON YNP BISON CALF – Repeated attempts were made to reunite the bison calf that was taken by tourists at Yellowstone National Park to a Ranger Station after the the tourists felt the bison was cold.  The calf would not join the herd again and would continuously approach cars in the road. The calf was later euthanized. Another reminder of why you should not pet or feed wildlife.

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People aren’t always thinking before they act, bisonespecially nowadays…and if they are and they still do things that are illegal, then it might be a good idea for them to stay at home more than not.  For some reason, it seems when tourists visit Yellowstone National Park, people seem to forget everything involving common sense, and whether they get too close to bison for a selfie or attempt to pet the rutting bull elk that is in the road, it might be a good idea to consider just stopping before doing anything beyond the gates of this great park–especially if it involves wildlife.

As you may have heard, there was an interesting event that happened recently that involved tourists seeing a bison calf that looked cold and lost.  So, they did the only thing that seemed logical to them–they loaded it in their vehicle.  They took the bison youngster to the Ranger station, saying that they were concerned about the calf because they thought it was cold and lost.  Um…..that really happened.

In their defense, they were from out of the country, but I don’t really know if that makes a difference, honestly.  Laws are laws, and when you’re visiting any other country or even places in our own country, you should know the laws.  The people were cited with a ticket, and the calf was released.

So, basically, the next time you see wildlife that looks a little chilly, young or old, resist the urge to load them up in your rig…please.  Even if there is more than a foot of snow on the ground and the wind is blowing like crazy with sub-zero temperatures.  “Show you care, and leave them there.” Seriously. And yes, this is the actual picture taken at the scene, in case you haven’t seen it.

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(Feature photo via Getty Images)