Man Caught on Camera Taunting Bison Had Multiple Run-ins with the Law

Here’s a very important reminder why you should never try to approach a wild animal.

A massive bison stopped traffic at Yellowstone National Park last week, and 55-year-old Raymond Reinke got out of his car and started taunting the bison. 

At one point he starts beating on his chest. Doing what comes naturally, the bison charges Reinke. Luckily, he was not hurt, but he was later arrested after rangers received several complaints and then found out he had multiple run-ins with the law in the days before taunting the bison.

On July 28, he was first arrested at Grand Teton National Park for a drunk and disorderly conduct incident. On the same day of the bison encounter, rangers stopped his vehicle for a traffic violation. Rangers said Reinke appeared to be intoxicated and argumentative and they cited him for failure to wear a seat belt. He was a passenger in the vehicle at the time.

Reinke was arrested Thursday at about 10:45 p.m. by Glacier National Park rangers.




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