A viral video of a man taunting a buffalo at Yellowstone National Park has been viewed more than 5 million times since it was originally posted Wednesday.
On Thursday night, rangers at Glacier National Park apprehended a suspect: Raymond Reinke, 55, of Pendleton, Ore.
He appeared in United States court and was jailed pending a court hearing next week. "We've seen it, and rangers are actively investigating the incident". Again, officers reported Reinke seemed to be intoxicated and argumentative.
In the video, a man wearing a blue T-shirt and shorts can be seen approaching a bison that was holding up traffic by standing in the middle of a two-way road.
"Bison are unpredictable and can run three times faster than humans", a statement on the NPS website reads. Reinke then travelled to Yellowstone, where local rangers stopped his vehicle on July 31.
The bison decided he wasn't having any of the man's nonsense and started to charge after him. He has a court appearance scheduled for Friday. He was released on bond the following day and traveled to Yellowstone National Park.
There was one incident in 2017 and five in 2015, according to BNQT. Once the Yellowstone rangers connected the dots and realized the man was connected to multiple infractions as well as the wildlife harassment case an assistant USA attorney requested his bond be revoked. Rangers first arrested him in Grand Teton National Park for alleged public intoxication and causing a disturbance.
Superintendent Dan Wenk is quoted as saying: "The individual's behavior in this video is reckless, dangerous, and illegal".
Unlike the "hero" of this story, visitors to the park are advised to remain at least 100 yards from bears or wolves and 25 yards from any other wildlife.