Monday, May 16, 2016
Woman says Yellowstone tourists put baby bison in their car because it was 'cold'
In clear violation of the 'Leave No Trace' policy, tourists at Yellowstone National Park picked up a baby bison and put it in their car, according to one woman. Karen Richardson of Victor, Idaho was visiting the scenic park last week when she saw a man and his son roll up to a ranger station with a baby bison in the back of their SUV. "They were demanding to speak with a ranger," Richardson told EastIdahoNews.com. "They were seriously worried that the calf was freezing and dying." Bison have existed in the wild for millions of years but sure, that baby really needed human intervention. According to witnesses, the man was insistent that he was being helpful. Luckily, park rangers — who are actually helpful — took the baby bison back to where it was found and released it. No word on if the mother was waiting there to give the tourists a piece of her mind. AP