New video has emerged of a grown man urging children to pet a bison at Yellowstone National Park, and the results were what some intelligent people might expect: The bison gets angry and charges.
Video, posted in August on YouTube, is going viral online. It shows a bison chasing a young boy. A grown man laughs as others urge the child to run from the animal.
The West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce was horrified by the video and posted recently on its Facebook page:
"This video is one that makes us angry. ... This group has no idea how incredibly lucky they were that no one was injured or killed."
A lesson in bison might be handy before visiting Yellowstone. According to the National Park Service, 2,300 to 4,500 of the animals live in the park. The bison is the largest land mammal in North America, with bulls weighing up to 2,000 pounds and cows up to 1,000 pounds.