Yellowstone bison charge: Young boy chased by wild animal after kids urged by adults to touch it (Video)

By on Sep 11, 2012 in Animals, Parenting, United States, Weird Comments

West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce officials were not happy upon learning that a group of kids were urged by adults to touch a bison at the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming last month, as shown in the video below. The wild animal later charged the group and ran after a young boy, who was lucky enough to be unhurt.

Yellowstone bison charge crowd

Yellowstone bison, chasing people, with man in
blue laughing while running ahead of the children

Image Credit: hacob258/YouTube

As noted at Daily Mail on Sunday, September 9, 2012, the YouTube video, which was uploaded last August 4, reached the knowledge of West Yellowstone Chamber and warned the public not to do same thing, since it is very dangerous to tease a bison, and may hurt anybody especially children.

“This video is one that makes us angry, especially at the irresponsible person behind the camera urging the children “to go ahead and touch him.” This group has no idea how incredibly lucky they were that no one was injured or killed.” West Yellowstone Chamber wrote on its official Facebook page last August 22, along with the link to the video.

Yellowstone is an incredible place that allows us all to experience wildlife in a way that can you can no where in the world. But, it is also a place where safety rules, regarding wildlife and thermal features, are so important to follow.” West Yellowstone Chamber added, noting that adults should set a good example.

Apparently, the bison looks calm when the group of seven, including five youngsters, an adult and a small boy, was walking in the pathway near the animal, feeding itself. A man behind them is taking a video and the beast can noticed being disturbed by their arrival but the adults did not warn the children.

“Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! He’s friendly.” “See his head movements, see him gesturing? He’s saying ‘I will get you, I will get you’.” The cameraman can be heard saying; and instead of stopping the children, he even provoked them to get nearer, saying, “Touch him on the head.”

Later, the bison turned wild and ran after the group, with the adult, as seen wearing a blue sleeveless shirt, and the cameraman, running ahead of the children, and the smallest among the children became the animal’s target. The young boy was separated from the group and jumped away from the pathway.

A female voice can be heard shouting, “Justin, run!” and the young boy ran around the woods and the wild animal did not follow him. He went back quickly to the group, while the adults on the other side also ran away. The man in blue waited for the boy, but he can be seen laughing until the end of the video.

Yellowstone bison being teased, ran after a young boy
YouTube Credit: hacob258/YouTube

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