Trying to get closer to bison is dangerous for many reasons. It's obvious these are large animals, but they're also wildly unpredictable. Yellowstone tourists learned this lesson the hard way a few weeks ago.
If you're from Wyoming and/or have been to Yellowstone frequently, you will not be surprised by this. However, it is truly a sight to be driving in the park and realize you are suddenly surrounded by a million bison.
It's not an easy achievement to see the world from the top of Yellowstone's Avalanche Peak since it requires a hike above 10,000 feet. But, thanks to an experienced hiker, you can see that view for yourself.
I want to be clear that what you're about to see did not happen in Wyoming, but there's a very Wyoming reason why I'm sharing it. It's video of a guy who was running from a bear and then made the genius decision to stop and feed it ice cream.
This is one of the things I both love and hate about the internet. When someone finds something that entertains them, they share it like it's new again just like that fun time when cars got caught in a Yellowstone bison stampede.
Many come to Wyoming in hopes of seeing a bear. What is the right thing to do if that actually happens? It wasn't what this guy did when he stopped his car near a mama grizzly and cubs and got charged big time.