The park, known for its local elk, buffalo, grizzly bears and coyote, can be a dangerous place to visit if proper safety precautions are ignored — as can any area where wild animals are common.
“Never approach animals or block traffic to view them. The animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be,” the National Park Service cautions. “Always stay at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards (23 m) away from all other animals, including bison and elk.”
Jones posted the tense video on her Facebook page, along with the caption, “#dontdrinkandbuffalo.” While it’s unknown if the shoeless man was actually inebriated or not, provoking a bison into a face-off certainly isn’t a decision made soberly.