Yellowstone tourist gets near to bison: ‘Got what he was asking for’

Yellowstone National Park, with 2.2 million acres, is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.  

Remember that elk, bears, and wolves live there when you visit. One tourist came too close to a wild bison and didn't survive.

The TouronsOfYellowstone Instagram account posted a photo of a sad bison pinning someone beneath its head. “What a fool. Got what he wanted in person, one user said.

“Another idiot! Can't read or follow rules!" said another.   

The National Park Service's website reports that bison cause the most animal injuries in Yellowstone Park. Animals can run three times quicker than people, so stay 75 feet away at all times.   

The tails of bisons can also indicate their emotions. Natural hanging down means peace, according to the National Park Service. However, an upward-facing tail may indicate charging.   

The National Park Service advises “Do not stand your ground” in difficult situations. Avoid the animal by walking or running. If the animal pursues, use bear spray as you leave.”  

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