Yellowstone tourists put bison calf in car because they’re worried it’s cold

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484  Updated at 11:40 am, May 14th, 2016 By: Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com
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Some concerned tourists in Yellowstone National Park thought a bison calf was cold and put it in their SUV on Monday. | Courtesy of Karen Richardson

UPDATE: The National Park Service says the bison calf was rejected by its herd and had to be euthanized. Read more here.

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — We’ve heard a lot about tourists trying to touch wildlife at Yellowstone National Park but this story takes personal encounters with animals a bit further.

Karen Richardson of Victor, Idaho, was one of several parents chaperoning a group of fifth-graders on a field trip to Yellowstone this week.

Richardson says on Monday, as students were being taught at Lamar Buffalo Ranch, a father and son pulled up at the ranger station with a bison calf in their SUV.

“They were demanding to speak with a ranger,” Richardson tells EastIdahoNews.com. “They were seriously worried that the calf was freezing and dying.”

Rob Heusevelet, a father of a student, told the men to remove the bison from their car and warned they could be in trouble for having the animal.

“They didn’t care,” Heusevelet says. “They sincerely thought they were doing a service and helping that calf by trying to save it from the cold.”

RELATED: YELLOWSTONE VISITOR CAUGHT ON CAMERA PETTING BISON

Law enforcement rangers were called and the father-and-son tourists, who were from another country, were ticketed.

Heusevelet says the rangers followed the pair back to where they had picked up the bison, and the animal was released.

Yellowstone visitors are not allowed to approach wildlife and are to stay at least 25 yards away from large animals, according to the National Park Service website.

The school group returned from their trip Friday, and Richardson posted a photo of the bison on Facebook with the caption:

Dear tourists: the bison calf is not cold and it is not lost. PUT IT BACK!

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EastIdahoNews.com has reached out to Yellowstone authorities and has yet to hear back, but there is no doubt the National Park Service would agree with that statement.

READ: DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING SHOOTING DEATH OF CALF (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTO)

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  • pooh_bear77

    Wow! People are getting out of control with the Bison in Yellowstone Park this year… I’m just noy sure what in the H**L these people are thinking… It’s not like the rules in the park changed and that these animals are suddenly not dangerous!!! Maybe rather than just ticketing people they should be taking them to jail…. There has to be something to deter stupid people from messing with these animals…. Just saying!

    • Broody

      dude they get pissy when they see any animal thats not in a living room . some animals INCLUDING domestics prefer the outdoors not all dogs are happy being house potatoes

  • Love_Virginia

    I am saying this didn’t happen, for one they would not have gotten the bison in the car and if they did manage it the bison would be so afraid it would have destroyed the car and probably killed the driver in the process..

    • Eris de Suzerain

      Your expert forensic assessment of the situation has been taken into consideration. Thank you for your erudite input.

    • oh please… I’ve worked in Yellowstone, I’ve seen worse

    • frenchtoastgirl

      Sorry, nope. Tourons are very stupid. When I worked at the Grand Canyon, some idiot was on the rim, in front of the El Tovar playing a recording of a female elk in rooting seasoning to attract a bull elk. An associate of mine, who worked for a vendor of the park, witnessed a woman luring a male elk with grapes to the convertible she was in so she could get a close up photo. The flash of her camera went off and of course the elk went ballistic. Her and the gentlemen she was with, both said the attack was unprovoked but it wasn’t, and there were witnesses. People do idiotic things in the Parks. You wouldn’t really know unless you worked there.

      • monkey82

        Hey! Which rim? I used to work at a gas station off the south rim in valle.

        • frenchtoastgirl

          I worked on the South Rim. And I’m guessing you worked at THE gas station in Valle. lol.

      • Mike Goodwin

        It’s no wonder that you don’t still work at the Grand Canyon! Note: The idiot was playing a recording of a female elk in RUTTING season (rooting for some?) As for the other dumb couple, SHE and the gentleman she was with ………The man was HER gentleman. But, you did make your point. There are dumb people in the parks!

        • Allie22

          how DARE the NPS hire rangers but not grammar police to manage them! it’s horrifying!

        • Allie22

          how DARE the NPS hire rangers but not grammar police to manage them! it’s horrifying!

        • frenchtoastgirl

          I left because I didn’t like the concessionaire that I worked for. Thanks for the correction though.

        • frenchtoastgirl

          And I did deserve that- I read my comment again.

      • TheWhiteHawk

        Rutting season, not rooting season.LOL

        • frenchtoastgirl

          Thanks. I totally new I spelt it wrong.

  • Joepoli

    So you were there?

  • Jim Wood

    I’ve never wrestled a bison calf, but I’ve had to tackle a cow calf or two
    on occasion, and I can’t for the life of me figure out how they got that dynamo into their auto.

    • ratagonia

      It was cold, practically freezing to death. They are quite docile in that condition. [/sarcasm, in case you could not tell.]

      • Greg Schaper

        Could not tell.

      • Greg Schaper

        Could not tell.

    • Susan

      it was probably scared motionless. That is the only thing I can think of because even a day old Dairy calf is a handful to wrangle.

    • Tara

      LoL right?

    • Don Corleone

      It voted for Obama and was now unsure what bathroom to use.

    • Don Corleone

      It voted for Obama and was now unsure what bathroom to use.

  • Charles Westmoreland

    City slickers, hehe

  • Ruth V. Sobeck Dvm

    So where is all the luggage and “stuff” that goes along with a tourist’s vehicle? My car would only ever be that clean and empty driving off the dealer’s lot. Especially on a trip to Yellowstone, when I am worried about the cold.

    • Stew Too

      The tourists are from a different country. The car is a rental.

      • Ruth V. Sobeck Dvm

        Yes, I did read that. So the tourists gave the calf a bath & blow dry, and have no jackets or blankets in the car when they are so worried about the cold?…I can believe the story, but not the photo.

        • Karen Olsen Richardson

          I was the mom on this trip. I was there. The photo is real, as crazy as it seems

          • Anna

            My mind is just blown. People seem to have completely forgotten that wild animals are, you know, wild.

        • Todd

          Ruth, have you ever had that inclination that “Maybe I should just hold my tongue (or fingers in this case) and take it for face value”? Its a picture of the back cargo area of a car only. You cant see what’s in the back seat, or the front seats, or if there’s a car carrier (given that its potentially a rental there probably isn’t one, but that’s besides the point). If you were able to have logical reasoning, you might consider, well they are foreigners who are not used to the cold….MAYBE they are wearing their jackets. Or take the time to actually look at the photo and realize there is either some kind of jacket or blanket drapped over the back left portion of the rear seat!? And that calf does not look like its been bathed and blow dryed. If I were to use your reasoning, I could deduct that we should call P.E.T.A on you due to the fact that you are trying to drown a mare in your photo! Work on your comprehension and deductive reasoning before posting in the future. Thanks and have a great evening.

    • Blow dry? That’s exactly what a red dog looks like.The photo itself is credible. But maybe it’s just me, after all I’ve only lived in Wyoming for 10 years and worked in Yellowstone too.

    • Michelle Unruh Groves

      It’s third row seating… U can see stuff in the middle row. Whatever else they have is probably at the campsite or hotel

    • Jay Michael

      Probably in their hotel Ruth. That’s where most tourists tend to keep their luggage while they are touring the park. Because they were from another country, they had a rental vehicle. hence, explains the cleanliness of the vehicle.

      • Ed

        With a bison in the back, it won’t stay clean for long.

    • UtIdArWa

      I’m more interested in where the “stuff” the calf brought with him was.

  • Clyde Acor

    I’m surprised that the momma Buffalo wasn’t around to kill them for doing that to it’s baby!!!

    • Ghastly

      And how do these idiots think the wolves are suppose to eat?

      • You sir, win the the internet.

        • Buzz the Bear

          Isn’t that pronounced “internets”?

      • Russell Morgan

        The only thing wolves need to eat are bullets.

        • Brenda

          and you sir are as bad as these tourists, wolves were here long before you and will continue to roam long after you are gone.

          • Lars K Tennyson

            You ever seen what wolves do? Google it. They don’t just hunt for food they hunt for sport, only unlike man, they often leave their prey half alive and torn apart. Wolves are dangerous. Your bleeding heart would be ripped easily from your chest by wolves who neither need or want your sympathy.

          • wilmings

            Watch the movie frozen, not the animated one, the one about the ski lift. Wolves are scary as hell!

          • Carol Morris Rose

            All wild animals are scary as hell. Or can be, that is why people need to leave them alone.

          • wilmings

            Watch the movie frozen, not the animated one, the one about the ski lift. Wolves are scary as h3ll!!

          • Hanna

            Dumbest thing I’ve read today. Wolves are not dangerous to humans, they are afraid of humans and avoid them at all costs. There are literally no documented instances of them attacking humans unprovoked. They do not kill for sport, they kill to eat and in some instances kill fellow predators who try to steal their food. They also drastically improved the Yellowstone ecosystem when they were reintroduced in 1995 and the species that they hunt (elk & others) have grown in population since. These are actual facts. Try googling those.

          • Adam

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wolf_attacks_in_North_America
            Conveniently there is a list of documented wolf attacks on people.

          • Herb

            Nice job running Hanna out. She brought a brick to a brain fight.

          • tomjones

            Will the wolf survive?

          • Jack D. Ripper

            You’re wrong. Here in Alaska there have been several well-documented cases of wolves attacking people. A teacher out jogging in western Alaska was killed and partially eaten by wolves some years back. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=wolf+attacks+in+alaska

            Try Googling actual facts.

          • MidtownDawg

            @jack_d_ripper:disqus If you are interested in addressing safety, I applaud you. Wolves did kill a person in 2010 and in 2005 killed a person in Canada. Also in 2010 in the United States, dogs killed 36 people, horses killed 20 people, spiders killed 6 people and drunk drivers killed 13,367 people. It would seem to me that your focus on wolves is ideological. If you really want to increase safety, reducing drunk driving seems like it would have more impact than doing anything related to wolves. I’m not saying wolves aren’t dangerous. They are big, strong, smart and not the cuddly animals many urban environmentalists believe. At the same time, they do not deserve the condemnation that many ideologues on the right direct at them either.

          • Jack D. Ripper

            I never “condemned” wolves. I simply pointed out he was wrong.

          • The Farney Fontenoy

            News Flash! Wolves hunt when hungry, they hunt the weak, vulnerable & stupid, that teacher did the students a favour – nominated for a Darwin Award™

          • Kenny Gamboe

            Groan. (to everyone)
            We’re smart now that we have the always-correct Internet?

          • PRRH

            Like many other predators, wolves occasionally kill more than can be immediately eaten, sometimes resulting in the death of multiple prey animals. https://livingwithwolves.org/portfolio/3933/

          • Darren Cohen

            Have you seen what the absence of wolves does? The trees don’t get higher than about 4 or 5 feet because of the overabundance of deer. Better a bleeding heart than an empty head.

          • EVERYONE is born an atheist

            Yes, wolves do what wolves do.

          • Darren Webber

            Surplus killing is not hunting for sport. They don’t leave animals half alive for pleasure. It is all instinct and survival. In a less harsh setting wolves are very docile and sociable.

          • Carol Morris Rose

            wolves are a vital part of the cycle of nature. People leave more people and animals torn apart than animals do.Why do you think the bison were almost extinct, that lovely practice of killing them for their hides. And leaving the rest to rot. The Native Americans used all of the bison, unlike the people who came west for no other reason than to get buffalo hides.

          • Kaitlyn

            Yeah so do Orcas but yet we idolize them at SeaWorld under the pseudonym Shamu. There’s one specific pod of orca’s in the artic that is single handedly driving the narwhal population to extinction just for the hell of it, yet people still continue to prevent these animals to their children as the cute panda of the sea.

          • arsailman1

            If we leave them alone…

        • aphoto4you

          Do what? Say what ?

        • Oosik

          OK let it go. Talk about the wolf that stole your date and ate her.

        • Vunderlak

          I know all canines look the same to you, but it was actually a dingo. A dingo took your baby.

          • Kenny Gamboe

            A dingo took him as a baby!

        • JustMe

          Absolutely correct.

          • Political Atheist

            why? what exactly have they done to you?

        • Tracy StAmand

          idiot

        • RandyRant

          Why? Do you have a real problem with wolves in Stuupidville where you live?

        • Political Atheist

          I pity you.

        • 68niou1

          Exactly.

        • Jeff

          The same thing all the Russel Morgans need too!

          • CrowleyRd

            Let’s save the wolves by killing humans. Oh how the hypocrisy drips with the citified animal lovers

        • kathy gray

          Sounds like a red neck?

        • Kenny Gamboe

          You must have recently eaten a comedian!

      • logiclady

        The wolves will easily dine well now if the calf is not found by its mother. Thanks, morons; you REALLY did that calf a service.

        • MrWint

          sadly, I read the Park Service euthanized the calf after it couldn’t be reunited with its herd. Nice going, guys. this is even worse than the Euro graffiti “artist” who tagged a huge rock in an Arizona park.

      • logiclady

        The wolves will easily dine well now if the calf is not found by its mother. Thanks, morons; you REALLY did that calf a service.

      • arthuruscg

        Comment of the Day

      • arthuruscg

        Comment of the Day

      • Dave Coleman

        awesome!!!

      • Jack D. Ripper

        I’m sure the next stop for these Environmental Warriors was to convince the wolves to go vegan.

        • kathy gray

          Great thought from this veggie who has never felt better since not eating meat…

          • CrowleyRd

            Obviously your diet has negatively affected your ability to reason using common sense.

          • whoselineisitanyway

            Are you that dumb, to think that a wolf could exist on a vegan diet?

          • Ivan Urkinuov

            Wolves are not smart enough to know the benefits of veganism. The park rangers have to make them do it. They could start with a bison skin filled with tofu. After the wolves discover they like the tofu, it will be easier to get them to eat other vegan foods.

      • whoselineisitanyway

        Either they’re really stupid or Demon Rats.

    • Pamela Heinbaugh

      I was just saying the same thing to my husband. Had she been close by, she would have charged at them with a vengeance!

    • imanolemainer

      Took the words right out of my mouth! We don’t have bison here, but I guarantee if it was a moose calf momma would have put the hurt on these clowns.

    • imanolemainer

      Took the words right out of my mouth! We don’t have bison here, but I guarantee if it was a moose calf momma would have put the hurt on these clowns.

    • Sylvia Ritter

      the mother was dead, as was the calf the following day

    • Sylvia Ritter

      the mother was dead, as was the calf the following day

    • Sylvia Ritter

      she was dead, the calf died during the night

    • Sylvia Ritter

      she was dead, the calf died during the night

    • CB Horton

      Seriously, that’s dangerous and extremely foolish.

    • Adele Sands

      yes they are aggressive

    • 2much2
    • John Campbell ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ

      This story gets so outrageous after this part that the only thing worse
      is the fact that some ignorant people are actually buying into the idea
      that the Park Service had to put the calf down. They killed the calf
      because supposedly there was no way for it to survive outside the herd.
      Like no one has ever heard of a “Beefalo”. The taxpayer dollars wasted
      on this adventure is bad enough, but to destroy a perfectly good calf
      that could have been easily given to any dairy farmer who could raise it
      for themselves is beyond ridiculous. A complete and total waste of a
      perfectly good calf, taxpayer dollars, and time. There was no legitimate
      excuse for this. Heads should be rolling in the Park Service and
      Washington for this fraud, waste, and abuse. It sickens me to no end to
      see a U.S. Park Service this utterly ignorant. A Buffalo is nothing more
      than another variety of bovine, a cow, near sighted and creatures of
      habit, just like all the others. That calf could have been raised up for
      beef, a mascot, even breeding stock, but no. Leave it to some
      governmental flunky to decide a bovine calf has to be treated like some
      exotic wildlife that’s naturally wild and cannot be handled like any
      other bovine calf. This is beyond pathetic.

    • Craig Zuckett

      It’s not a Buffalo, it’s a Bison, just an FYI…

    • Kaitlyn

      we don’t have Buffalo in the US….

  • BH206L3

    Well there could be another motive to all of this, its is Said Bison is better than beef to eat, so maybe this fellow really wanted some bison veal scallopini for dinner!

  • Anita Hill Hancock

    I just asked my Schnauzer Katherine if she would rather be outside or inside as a “bed potato”. She refused to answer, so I’m saying she would rather stay inside. 🐶

  • model94

    What country, pray tell?

    • John Morgan

      Interesting that they were foreigners. Usually you think of Americans as being the idiots. However I saw Germans frolicking on wet slippery rocks inches from the edge of the cliff across from Victoria Falls too. Changed my ideas about Europeans.

  • Tatza Lovett

    maybe we should build some homes for the polar bears so they dont get cold when it snows too lol

    • Basher

      DUH, polar bears live in igloos…

    • Sylvia Ritter

      the calf died from exposure the next day….of course it is against the rules to interfere with the wildlife but you being all lol is pretty insensitive

      • Tatza Lovett

        maybe because shunning the ignorant is not my style…and laughter is the best medicine, sorry you dont share my sense of humor in light of the situation. not mad at you or anything you have your feelings i have mine.

      • Tatza Lovett

        if i wouldve read all the comments you wrote to everyone else before i wrote the first reply i mightve answered you differently…miss righteous judgemental missy….

    • Sylvia Ritter

      the calf died from exposure the next day….of course it is against the rules to interfere with the wildlife but you being all lol is pretty insensitive

  • gunwrites

    If there isn’t one by now, there ought to be a book of the stupidest thing tourists have asked Rangers and done while in YNP. I’m sure it would be a very large book. I saw a woman ask a Ranger at Mt. Rushmore if they took the faces inside for winter. DUH!!

    • Aleria Snow

      There is one specifically about deaths at Yellowstone called Death in Yellowstone that collects several accounts of death by misadventure at YNP.

  • gunwrites

    Proper etiquette decrees little calf should have thanked them with a fresh warm pie.

  • gunwrites

    Saw a video of some Taiwanese guy ragging on a Ranger for writing him a ticket, telling the Ranger YNP is doing a very poor job of training their animals after he got butted by a buff while trying to get a selfie.

  • Molly Whitebear

    They really need to start making people park their cars at the entrance and be bussed through by park personnel to keep an eye on them and to stop this stupid crap! WTF!? Yesterday, it was a video of Asian tourists taking selfies face to face with a grown buffalo! It’s a disaster waiting to happen with these idiots who have NO respect for these beautiful WILD creatures!

  • Anna

    HOW do these people survive to adulthood? it’s MAY, for pete’s sake! And this is a bison! How on Earth do they think the species survives at all if they are so delicate they freeze to death in MAY? I am picturing them thinking that there are little barns with heating units that grow in the wild or something.

    Also, how did they manage to get it into the car? I’ve handled more than a few newborn domestic calves & they are usually not very cooperative!

    • Sylvia Ritter

      the calf died overnight–its mother was already dead
      In the wild some mothers die from disease or other causes and their calves die shortly after…sounds like you’re the one who doesn’t have any common sense

      • Mandaren

        You don’t just go into the wild and do what ever the hell you want because you think you are helping. Who is to say that the one dead buffalo out of thousands of animals out there was the calf’s mother? A maternity test? I haven’t seen a published article on that, and every account saying that has been 3rd person hearsay, ergo, not very accurate or reliable.

        Don’t you know that if a human comes in to contact with a nest of baby birds and touches them, the mother will throw them out of the nest to their deaths, rejecting it as it senses not its offspring, but an intruder in its nest?

        Perhaps, if the story was true (I think they would have updated it) and the calf did die (also, if there was a dead animal, how would we know it was this same calf and not a different one? Were there trackers in it?) Could it may be have perished because some well to do morons interfered with it, causing the mother and the herd to reject it?

        We tell people to stay away from wild life not just to keep them safe, but to protect the animals as well. If that bison did die, I am pretty sure it was from fright and stress from the car ride rather than cold.

  • Jack D. Ripper

    Those savages! The bison wasn’t even BUCKELED IN!!

  • UtIdArWa

    When I was a child, People were being mauled by the cute bear cub momma’s. They just could not believe that it wasn’t a toy or pet. I even heard one genius ask the park ranger if they could turn old faithful on a little early, Because they didn’t want to wait.

  • Frasier Bison LLC

    Glad this lady was there and got this picture, maybe the park will finally do something with these people. Like a 5,000 fine. (something that hurts)

  • flightwatch

    You can’t fix stupid.

  • Steffy93

    Looks like they secured him with a seat belt.
    Safety first!

  • wazzel

    City folk…

  • MJF Images

    The problem I find in National Parks is that the employees, most of whom have far less experience in the outdoors than I do (and I include rangers), begin fairly quickly to assume that all people that visit are this dumb. Actually it’s a tiny percentage. But that doesn’t stop them from treating everyone that way, so I employ all measures to avoid speaking with any park service employee.

  • Ann Cecilia

    Obviously, they lured the calf with dog treats…….(I’m being sarcastic). I love Yellowstone. It is very sad to hear that so many tourists are behaving inappropriately toward the wildlife.

  • jancita

    I agree with you. The people cared about the little bison calf, everything else aside.

    • Greg Schaper

      Even if it harms them?

    • Greg Schaper

      Even if it harms them?

  • Tri

    People are awesome. rofl

  • albaby2

    Then would decimate the Dem voter base!

  • Travis

    We’re these people driving a Prius, while smelling their owns farts, proclaiming THAANNKKSS!

  • GoBlue

    Wolves gotta eat too.

  • L G

    Wow… I am sitting here laughing on how dumb this was. They really should be glad the momma was not attacking them!! If you go to a place you know nothing about, it might be a good idea to become informed about what you will be seeing, and reading all the rules so you don’t do something like this.

    I can’t believe they did this. Worried? Well, go see a ranger. You never take an animal from its native area, especially a baby. when the mom might be nearby, and then go dragging the poor thing around. It’s a national park for Pete’s sake!!!

    They will never live this down when they get back home to their native land. I am guessing where they are from it is pretty warm all year long to think this calf was freezing and starving!!

  • MotherGinger

    Antibiotics to help it with the cold?

  • Diane Wisley

    My career has been with the NPS. Resource Managers do NOT take wildlife to vets at National Parks. It’s not an issue if the calf died. To put it in Disney terms…it’s the Circle of Life. The National Park’s are about preservation and conservation. They are not a zoo.

    • Rachael Lynn

      Then how did The Grand Canyon National Park bring back the California Condor?? By acting like a zoo….

      • Mikey1969

        Grand Canyon didn’t bring back the California Condor. After they were brought back, they were released at Vermilion Cliffs, and the condors, ON THEIR OWN, headed to the Canyon. They weren’t released at the Canyon. They actually thought the Condors would stay in the Vermilion Cliffs area, not they they would leave and then bypass the closer north rim to hang out at the south rim.

        And that isn’t the only places they were reintroduced, they are not unique to only the Canyon.

    • Jen

      Understandably.. But your sarcasm and coldness sounds really awful in my opinion.
      “It’s not an issue if the calf died.” Really?
      Sounds like the calf’s life didn’t matter? Are you human?

      • fart

        But its true. Its a non-issue. Nature is brutal…

      • ballardmike

        Nature always wins.

      • Brad

        Jen, you will die eventually. Worms and beatles will play poker on your face when you are dead. Not a single living thing on this earth can escape death. Parks are supposed to maintain a NATURAL state, thus the reason hunters aren’t allowed even though they get overpopulated. What did all these wild animals do before humans were here? Did they build their own warming tents and smoke peace pipes with the grass? Some of you are brain dead already from the Walt Disney and PETA affect. Wake up to real life.

      • Diane Wisley

        Again the wildlife at National Parks are not domesticated animals and shouldn’t be treated as such. If and when the calf dies it nourishes other predators. Wildlife Mgmt 101. Educate yourself Jen before making a ridiculous statement.

  • Loose Vagina

    Tastes Like Chicken

  • Amy Meyer

    Sometimes, animals in the wild die. Yellowstone is not a zoo.

    • Brad

      It is not a question of IF they will die in the wild, it is a question of when. Before the Indians roamed this land and even when they did, they didn’t build warming houses for giant herds to get warm. Who comes up with these idiot ideas? Not you Amy, but some people today just need to get their heads out and think about it.

  • LemonB

    Why don’t you shut up and mind your business. Nit pickers like you need to get a life.

    • Chihuahuatude

      Oooooh, someone’s got an anger management problem! Sounds like life gave you lemonade and you turned it into lemons.
      He’s not being a nitpicker. He’s separating fact from fiction. Why that annoys you is a mystery. I guess you are bored and having nothing better to do than troll on the Internet. Everyone needs a hobby, right?
      There are not and never have been buffalo on North American soil. The American bison is the national mammal of the United States.

    • Chihuahuatude

      Oooooh, someone’s got an anger management problem! Sounds like life gave you lemonade and you turned it into lemons.
      He’s not being a nitpicker. He’s separating fact from fiction. Why that annoys you is a mystery. I guess you are bored and having nothing better to do than troll on the Internet. Everyone needs a hobby, right?
      There are not and never have been buffalo on North American soil. The American bison is the national mammal of the United States.

  • PM

    Not to mention the ticks they might get from doing this.

  • LemonB

    Obviously tact and minding your business are not skills you possess.

  • MotherGinger

    It would have been far more reasonable just to go find a ranger and report the location than actually to make contact with the calf and put it in their car.

    • Fire Hoses

      it would have been far more reasonable to let nature take its course.

    • Wapshilla

      It would have been far more reasonable to give the calf a blanky and some cocoa, except for the lack of opposable thumbs.

      • Sharon

        HAHA!

    • arsailman1

      But, you are thinking rationally…..

  • Jay L Warden

    Did it never occur to them that there are hundreds of calves out there that also put up through the night and also LIVE through the night? Or that if the mom caught them near the calf they would be mauled to death?

  • teacher extraordinaire

    The mother was dead, the calf was dehydrated – the day after the rangers put him back the calf froze to death.

    • Greg Schaper

      Prove it – not just internet rumor – prove it. Otherwise your statement is meaningless.

    • Greg Schaper

      Prove it – not just internet rumor – prove it. Otherwise your statement is meaningless.

    • Ryan Young

      Good, thats how nature works.

    • Ryan Young

      Good, thats how nature works.

  • ScottInClearwater

    I wish they said what country the tourists were from. Somewhere tropical?

  • Janet Zaccagnini

    The calf was found dead because its mother couldn’t find it initially. The tourists were idiots. And while I feel bad for the calf, Yellowstone National Park is where we let nature take its course. It is a cold, cruel world sometimes. And where do you get the Bovine coronavirus information from? I live very close to the park, the only thing decimating the wildlife population in the park are the wolves, which need to be managed more effectively.

    • Tony Potts

      Wolves don’t decimate wildlife. Wolves are wildlife. You need to be managed more effectively.

      • Janet Zaccagnini

        Wolves kill for sport not just for food. That is a documented fact.

    • Tony Potts

      Wolves don’t decimate wildlife. Wolves are wildlife. You need to be managed more effectively.

    • Stephanie Peryton

      You say “we let nature take its course” but then go on to say that the wolves need to be “managed more effectively”. I don’t understand the contradiction.

      • Janet Zaccagnini

        There is a contradiction, I will agree. What most people don’t want to understand is that wolves kill for sport, not just for food. The have decimated the elk population of the park since they have been introduced. Please do some research.

    • Stephanie Peryton

      You say “we let nature take its course” but then go on to say that the wolves need to be “managed more effectively”. I don’t understand the contradiction.

    • Risa Jackinsky

      We need to STOP thinking we have the capacity to “manage” wildlife. It is all the managing that gets it out if whack.

    • Risa Jackinsky

      We need to STOP thinking we have the capacity to “manage” wildlife. It is all the managing that gets it out if whack.

    • Brian Bahbah

      Your brain needs to be managed as well…

    • Suzanne M. Lambert

      Do you have a link to that story? Because I can’t find it. And that calf in the picture was not going to die simply because it’s mother “couldn’t find it initially,” which implies that she found it eventually.

    • harvey

      what needs to be managed more effectively are the hunters just outside the park. If it wasn’t for the park providing some respite from them, there would be no game animals to be found around there. There are not enough wolves in the park to put a serious dent in the local elk population as you would imply and bison aren’t hunted. Any escaped bison are targeted by local ranchers as possible carriers of bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis.

      • Janet Zaccagnini

        If you made your living from cattle ranching you would also be wary of the animals coming out of the park to mix with your herd. There are enough wolves in the park to decimate the herds. Wolves kill for the sport of it, not just for food. That is a documented fact.

    • Camilla Cracchiolo, RN

      What’s your source on this? I wouldn’t be in the least surprised but how do you know its fate? Thanks.

    • KCogar89

      Wolves, like bears, cougars, and some other predatory animals,
      occasionally (see: rarely) engage in “surplus killing”. Generally
      animals will not abandon their young, even if they smell a bit
      human-ish.

      I don’t see anyone saying the bear population should be culled.

  • loki1830

    Looks fake photo. Car is completely clean and so is the animal. I know people are idiots but the photo is a fraud. No hoof prints no dirt nothing a spotless car. You think the animal would not move and be clean from coming in on a cold day? Idiots who believe this crap

  • Lmaris

    Harm done with good intentions has the same result as harm done with bad intentions. May make the harm-doer feel better, but it shouldn’t.

    • Sylvia Ritter

      what harm was really done? The mother had died from some disease that has been affecting the population recently, the calf WAS cold and died from exposure overnight. The people had good intentions but the rules of the park prohibit interfering with letting nature run its course. They interfered when they shouldn’t have but they certainly didn’t worsen the situation

      • Marco

        Even attempting to capture the bison calf will have:
        1) significantly increased the stress on the animal by its capture and removal or by simply being attacked by an unknown animal (the humans).
        2) exposed the two fools to the potential danger of attack from the bison herd. Bison are very protective of the calves of the herd, can, and will attack an animal attacking a calf.
        So yes they did make the situation worse by their actions, whether or not the post about the mother and calf is true (likely not).

    • Sylvia Ritter

      what harm was really done? The mother had died from some disease that has been affecting the population recently, the calf WAS cold and died from exposure overnight. The people had good intentions but the rules of the park prohibit interfering with letting nature run its course. They interfered when they shouldn’t have but they certainly didn’t worsen the situation

  • Aelfgifu

    Thanks for filling in the holes in this story.

    • Great Oz

      With BS.

      • Aelfgifu

        Says you

  • Lmaris

    Buffalo calves are often left in a group with a cow or two overseeing them while the rest graze a little further away. Calves hang out napping or playing among themselves. The calves are usually strong enough to follow the herd within hours.

  • Romeo1225

    I think the whole point of this would be for man not to interfere with the circle of life when dealing with the ecosystem and wildlife. It was man who, through his interference, has managed to throw a monkey wrench into the balance of both! While I am sad for the calf, it is not for us to decide who lives and who perishes!

    • guest1

      but.. but.. man is a part of the circle of life. It is just as natural for Humans to be on this Earth as it is for those Bison. And it is human nature to impose our will on others and stick our noses in other creature’s business.. it’s what we do. We do it to ourselves and every other living thing we’ve ever come in contact with.

  • EF

    And these people vote.

    ETA: Apparently reading is for idiots, they are from another country so , maybe, just maybe, they don’t vote. 😉

  • Swampmom

    That would be your opportunity to read up on the local environment’s flora and fauna BEFORE headed there on vacation.

    • Aleria Snow

      Wait you mean like read and stuff? That’s just hard and boring. Why can’t I just bumble around at Yellowstone putting myself and others at high risk of harm? That just seems easier and less boring than like reading and stuff. Next you’ll be telling me not to carve my name into rocks at Arches National Park, but I know that me standing in front of my name carved into a rock would make like the awesomest selfie for Instagram. /extreme sarcasm (please read what I just wrote as sarcasm because I know to leave wildlife in the wild where it belongs and I know not to deface nature).

  • Mark Campbell

    They live in the wild…that’s how they live . Are you realy that mentaly chalenged.

    • Chihuahuatude

      Are you really that bad of a speller?

    • Chihuahuatude

      Are you really that bad of a speller?

  • EF

    Mother Nature has a way with keeping a population’s number in reason with the resources they have access to. Humans are the only animal to fight that trend.
    Was it separated from its mother by the tourists?

  • Charles Applegate

    Bull.

  • sara44100

    If the herd is being decimated by a virus, why are they planning to shoot and kill off so many. Don’t understand the DNR.

    • Chaseing Kars

      Billings Gazette, Jan. 5, 2016: “roughly half of the park’s bison test positive to the disease”.

      • Adele Sands

        they can be asymptomatic carriers

      • Mike O’Brien

        In adult animals, the disease is usually sub-clinical. It is characterized by high morbidity (50-100%), but low mortality (1-2%).
        So even if 50% of the park’s bison test positive, most will survive just fine.

  • sara44100

    If the herd is being decimated by a virus, why are they planning to shoot and kill off so many. Don’t understand the DNR.

  • bigmurr

    I don’t believe you. Liberal twist.

  • bigmurr

    I don’t believe you. Liberal twist.

  • Bob

    We encountered an orphaned baby bison in the same area on Tuesday, May 10th. We saw it on a bluff overlooking the Lamar river about 25 yards off the roadway. Slowed down, took two photos, and continued about a half mile down the road. Pulled into a turnout and when I looked in my rear view mirror, the baby bison was running down the road and “adopted” my truck as its new mother trying to find a place to nurse. Judging the demeanor of this baby, people could have put it into the back of their vehicle. I could not separate the bison away from my truck to safely leave. Fortunately, a passing motorist offered to flag down a park employees or call the park service when they got into an area with cell phone service. After about 20 minutes a park service employee arrived and called for law enforcement rangers who took control of the bison upon their arrival.

    • TheWhiteHawk

      I recall a similar incident in the news last year, only the “vehicle” being followed was a motorcycle and the critter was an adult Elk.

    • Aleria Snow

      I’m glad to read that at least some visitors do the right thing in these situations.

  • Bob

    We encountered an orphaned baby bison in the same area on Tuesday, May 10th. We saw it on a bluff overlooking the Lamar river about 25 yards off the roadway. Slowed down, took two photos, and continued about a half mile down the road. Pulled into a turnout and when I looked in my rear view mirror, the baby bison was running down the road and “adopted” my truck as its new mother trying to find a place to nurse. Judging the demeanor of this baby, people could have put it into the back of their vehicle. I could not separate the bison away from my truck to safely leave. Fortunately, a passing motorist offered to flag down a park employees or call the park service when they got into an area with cell phone service. After about 20 minutes a park service employee arrived and called for law enforcement rangers who took control of the bison upon their arrival.

  • Doug

    Nebby old boy, you should probably read this in full a few times and reflect on your life: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

  • Doug

    Nebby old boy, you should probably read this in full a few times and reflect on your life: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

  • Greg Schaper

    You mean like if someone took your child out of your local playground, because they thought he looked cold?

  • JerryDDay

    Where was Mama Buffalo while this foolishness was going on. Probably a confused liberal. Usually they’re the ones that have to stick their noses into everything. Now there are starving wolves! Idiot!

  • JerryDDay

    Where was Mama Buffalo while this foolishness was going on. Probably a confused liberal. Usually they’re the ones that have to stick their noses into everything. Now there are starving wolves! Idiot!

  • Bern McNicholl

    In North America it can be referred to as Bison or buffalo. In Alberta Canada there is a heritage site called Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (were local indigenous people’s drove herds of buffalo off a cliff, hence smashed in heads).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head-Smashed-In_Buffalo_Jump

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_bison

  • Bern McNicholl

    In North America it can be referred to as Bison or buffalo. In Alberta Canada there is a heritage site called Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (were local indigenous people’s drove herds of buffalo off a cliff, hence smashed in heads).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head-Smashed-In_Buffalo_Jump

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_bison

  • Greg Schaper

    US Park service uses both terms, all though you are technically correct.No one is stupid using the term buffalo. It is common usage. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/bisonfaq.htm

  • Greg Schaper

    US Park service uses both terms, all though you are technically correct.No one is stupid using the term buffalo. It is common usage. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/bisonfaq.htm

  • Bern McNicholl

    It doesn’t say where the tourists were from. Often tourist from countries (like Europe) they often see wild life differently. I once had to tell an elderly German Tourist it was not a good idea to get between a mother mountain goat and her baby and continuously pull the tail of the mother mountain goat. After repeated attempts to to stop I finally had to yell at him “You’re going to ‘F’n’ die!”. This happened in Robson National Park, BC Canada.

    • Aleria Snow

      He was pulling the tail of a mountain goat? I wouldn’t even try that with a farm goat.

  • Bern McNicholl

    It doesn’t say where the tourists were from. Often tourist from countries (like Europe) they often see wild life differently. I once had to tell an elderly German Tourist it was not a good idea to get between a mother mountain goat and her baby and continuously pull the tail of the mother mountain goat. After repeated attempts to to stop I finally had to yell at him “You’re going to ‘F’n’ die!”. This happened in Robson National Park, BC Canada.

  • Greg Schaper

    Sorry. Don’t believe it. Coldest temperature in Yellowstone in the last 10 days (according to the National Park Service) was 18 degrees, and this was recent. Bison, not even calves, are “cold” at 18 degrees. An adult bison’s thick fur offers great protection. Their winter coat is so thick and well insulated that snow can cover their backs without melting. Pictures? Report? (sound of crickets). But even if it did die, so what? That’s part of the natural cycle, and the US Park service doesn’t run a veterinarian clinic for these animals, like you seem to believe. A mortality rate of 20-40% for calves is not uncommon, and is normal, according to the NPS: “On average, 9 out of 100 adult bison will die during the winter. Generally these animals entered winter in poor condition due to age, disease, or injuries. Young bison entering their first winter face a higher risk of dying: 20 to 40 of every 100 first-year animals may die from accidents, winter exposure, or predation.”

  • Greg Schaper

    Sorry. Don’t believe it. Coldest temperature in Yellowstone in the last 10 days (according to the National Park Service) was 18 degrees, and this was recent. Bison, not even calves, are “cold” at 18 degrees. An adult bison’s thick fur offers great protection. Their winter coat is so thick and well insulated that snow can cover their backs without melting. Pictures? Report? (sound of crickets). But even if it did die, so what? That’s part of the natural cycle, and the US Park service doesn’t run a veterinarian clinic for these animals, like you seem to believe. A mortality rate of 20-40% for calves is not uncommon, and is normal, according to the NPS: “On average, 9 out of 100 adult bison will die during the winter. Generally these animals entered winter in poor condition due to age, disease, or injuries. Young bison entering their first winter face a higher risk of dying: 20 to 40 of every 100 first-year animals may die from accidents, winter exposure, or predation.”

  • Greg Schaper

    You are the type of people we read about getting trampled by wild animals every year in our State and National Parks.

  • Greg Schaper

    You are the type of people we read about getting trampled by wild animals every year in our State and National Parks.

  • Don Corleone

    “Law enforcement rangers were called and the father-and-son tourists, who were from another country, were ticketed.”
    I bet any amount of money they were wussy socialists from Europe. Just like libtards everywhere, they force themselves and their views on anything they don’t understand. Idiots.

  • Don Corleone

    “Law enforcement rangers were called and the father-and-son tourists, who were from another country, were ticketed.”
    I bet any amount of money they were wussy socialists from Europe. Just like libtards everywhere, they force themselves and their views on anything they don’t understand. Idiots.

  • Greg Schaper

    Sorry internet expert, you are wrong. According to the National Park Service, who oversee these animals (I take it you do not): “Reddish-brown calves are born in late April and May, after a gestation period of 9 to 9½ months. Calves can keep up with the herd 2 to 3 hours after birth and they are well protected by their mothers and other members of the herd. However, wolves and grizzly bears can kill bison calves.” See for yourself if you don’t believe my word. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/bisonfaq.htm

  • Greg Schaper

    Sorry internet expert, you are wrong. According to the National Park Service, who oversee these animals (I take it you do not): “Reddish-brown calves are born in late April and May, after a gestation period of 9 to 9½ months. Calves can keep up with the herd 2 to 3 hours after birth and they are well protected by their mothers and other members of the herd. However, wolves and grizzly bears can kill bison calves.” See for yourself if you don’t believe my word. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/bisonfaq.htm

  • GBS

    To think, the same people who would do this would sue the park if their kid was kicked in the head by said bison calf……

  • GBS

    To think, the same people who would do this would sue the park if their kid was kicked in the head by said bison calf……

  • Greg Schaper

    Except it often hurts the animals. These things survived without human help for tens of thousands of years.

  • Greg Schaper

    Except it often hurts the animals. These things survived without human help for tens of thousands of years.

  • GBS

    Common knowledge is that bison are one of the very few animals that survived ice ages on the planet along with humans. Even when they were the only animals hunted for food during that time. This USED to be taught in high school.

    But hey, you global warmies don’t want to talk about ice ages. You want to talk about global warming. You don’t want to be educated in this planet’s heat cycles. You just want to blame humans on everything. Guess what? We are STILL warming up to where the planet was at prior to the last ice age happening. Hello?

    • jeffision

      The point of acknowledging human contribution to global warming is that it is contributing to the destabilization of the planet’s natural heating / cooling cycles. Everyone knows winter is coming, but smart people understand that a runaway human contribution to global warming is going to make it come sooner, and modern society as it is currently constructed won’t be able to survive it. We need to do what we can to slow it down by lowering our warming impact.

  • GBS

    Common knowledge is that bison are one of the very few animals that survived ice ages on the planet along with humans. Even when they were the only animals hunted for food during that time. This USED to be taught in high school.

    But hey, you global warmies don’t want to talk about ice ages. You want to talk about global warming. You don’t want to be educated in this planet’s heat cycles. You just want to blame humans on everything. Guess what? We are STILL warming up to where the planet was at prior to the last ice age happening. Hello?

  • Boddicea

    Really? Why? They’ve been living in the wild for thousands of years without any *help* from humans. I think Nature knows what she’s doing.

  • Boddicea

    Really? Why? They’ve been living in the wild for thousands of years without any *help* from humans. I think Nature knows what she’s doing.

  • Greg Schaper

    Like someone taking your child off the playground to take to the police because he looked cold. Oops, honest (felonious) mistake.

  • Greg Schaper

    Like someone taking your child off the playground to take to the police because he looked cold. Oops, honest (felonious) mistake.

  • Sylvia Ritter

    actually the mother was dead–as was this calf the following morning.
    The issue is that rangers and park goers do not interfere with nature running its course—this can be a hard fact to accept when a sick adorable baby calf is right in front of you

    • 1crappie2

      Now if we can only get the government to follow the same advice–let nature run its course?

      • DutchS

        I’m for that. We won’t put out wildfires on your land. We won’t divert water for your irrigation. What falls on your property is IT. We won’t plow your roads in the winter.

    • Great Oz

      Actually you don’t know that. Where is the proof? Actually the mother is very likely to abandon the calf after it smelled like humans and a Toyota. Actually the stress on the calf could have killed it. Do you actually believe a random poster that says if the calf had been given antibiotics, the VIRUS wouldn’t have killed it?

    • Camilla Cracchiolo, RN

      Do you have a source on this? I wouldn’t be surprised and I wondered what happened to it. But this is the Internet, so I’m curious how you know this. Thanks.

    • shonangreg

      Link, please.

    • Carol Morris Rose

      According to a different article on this, the mother was not dead. She refused the calf after the people had touched it and would not feed it.

  • Sylvia Ritter

    actually the mother was dead–as was this calf the following morning.
    The issue is that rangers and park goers do not interfere with nature running its course—this can be a hard fact to accept when a sick adorable baby calf is right in front of you

  • Mr Good Taste

    The road to HELL is PAVED with “good intentions!”

  • Mr Good Taste

    The road to HELL is PAVED with “good intentions!”

  • Chihuahuatude

    There is no outbreak of Bovine coronavirus at the park. Liar. The calf was not found dead the next morning. Liar. The temperature DID NOT drop to 8 degrees fahrenheit the night after the tourists were ticketed. Liar.

    • Brad

      UPDATE: The National Park Service says the bison calf was rejected by its herd and had to be euthanized. Read more here.

  • Chihuahuatude

    There is no outbreak of Bovine coronavirus at the park. Liar. The calf was not found dead the next morning. Liar. The temperature DID NOT drop to 8 degrees fahrenheit the night after the tourists were ticketed. Liar.

  • Sylvia Ritter

    actually its mother was dead and it died the following day

  • Sylvia Ritter

    actually its mother was dead and it died the following day

  • Sylvia Ritter

    Well I think it’s a little harsh to call them poor stupid idiots for wanting to help the calf instead of letting nature take its course–the calf did die from exposure, as its mother had previously. Of course when you visit the park you agree not to interfere with the wildlife but I think it was more of a problem of being compelled by compassion rather than stupidity.

  • Sylvia Ritter

    Well I think it’s a little harsh to call them poor stupid idiots for wanting to help the calf instead of letting nature take its course–the calf did die from exposure, as its mother had previously. Of course when you visit the park you agree not to interfere with the wildlife but I think it was more of a problem of being compelled by compassion rather than stupidity.

  • Sylvia Ritter

    they didn’t harm themselves or the animals….they mistakenly tried to save an orphaned calf when the rules of the park prohibit any intervention. The calf was placed back in its original location and froze to death overnight, as it would have otherwise.

  • Sylvia Ritter

    they didn’t harm themselves or the animals….they mistakenly tried to save an orphaned calf when the rules of the park prohibit any intervention. The calf was placed back in its original location and froze to death overnight, as it would have otherwise.

  • Sylvia Ritter

    well the calf was released where they found it and it died from the elements just as it would have if they hadn’t intervened—if they had saved the calf and rehabilitated it I don’t see how that would pose great harm to the ecosystem either, except on a larger scale dead calves are food for other animals

  • Sylvia Ritter

    well the calf was released where they found it and it died from the elements just as it would have if they hadn’t intervened—if they had saved the calf and rehabilitated it I don’t see how that would pose great harm to the ecosystem either, except on a larger scale dead calves are food for other animals

  • Sylvia Ritter

    well they were helping the calf-but doing so is against the rules

  • Sylvia Ritter

    well they were helping the calf-but doing so is against the rules

  • mtent57

    Mother Nature is a cruel mistress, but she knows best and we shouldn’t second-guess her decisions.

    (Wow, that’s deep. I should be an internet philosopher or something.)

  • mtent57

    Mother Nature is a cruel mistress, but she knows best and we shouldn’t second-guess her decisions.

    (Wow, that’s deep. I should be an internet philosopher or something.)

  • Sylvia Ritter

    how self serving to want to save the life of a baby animal…..of course other animals got to eat the dead calf but it’s not like they’re idiots for feeling empathy for it

    • Marco

      Removing the animal from its environment only harmed the animal and put the two ignorant fools in potential danger. Empathy is useless when combined with ignorance and an obvious lack of knowledge.

  • Sylvia Ritter

    how self serving to want to save the life of a baby animal…..of course other animals got to eat the dead calf but it’s not like they’re idiots for feeling empathy for it

  • Sylvia Ritter

    the mom was dead and the calf died overnight—hopefully Yellowstone wolves DID find it, that is the reason why the tourists were ticketed for intervening with nature

  • Sylvia Ritter

    the mom was dead and the calf died overnight—hopefully Yellowstone wolves DID find it, that is the reason why the tourists were ticketed for intervening with nature

  • Sylvia Ritter

    the mother was dead and the calf died the next day–and probably served to feed other animals in the park. The people WERE attempting to help the calf, but the park does not allow you to do this since it is interfering with the course of nature

    • TheWhiteHawk

      How often are you going to post that same unproven statement? Are you that dense that you feel the need to insert that comment over and over and over and over and over?

  • Sylvia Ritter

    the mother was dead and the calf died the next day–and probably served to feed other animals in the park. The people WERE attempting to help the calf, but the park does not allow you to do this since it is interfering with the course of nature

  • Sylvia Ritter

    I think the calf is too small to have hurt them…..its mother was dead and it died the next day

  • Sylvia Ritter

    I think the calf is too small to have hurt them…..its mother was dead and it died the next day

  • dowals

    If you were a tourist – would you actually pay the fine? They will leave and that’s that.

    • Marco

      Jail them until it is paid.

    • chaotik_lord

      I pay fines because if I don’t, they go on my credit report. Even library fines. I’ve moved a lot, and I’ve learned the hard way that libraries will send your unpaid late charges to the credit bureaus. Let them know that when you issue the fine, and that should take care of it.

  • dowals

    If you were a tourist – would you actually pay the fine? They will leave and that’s that.

  • Gene Sky

    This Time Period On This Planet.

    The Humans are Idiots.

    Each Human think to them self , I am not a Idiot , It is those Humans over there that are the Idiots.

    The Humans are the reason the planet is in Trouble.

  • Gene Sky

    This Time Period On This Planet.

    The Humans are Idiots.

    Each Human think to them self , I am not a Idiot , It is those Humans over there that are the Idiots.

    The Humans are the reason the planet is in Trouble.

  • Yvonne

    Coronavirus is a VIRUS. Antibiotics are treatment for bacterial infections. Google is your friend. And wildlife in National Parks is wild. It does not receive veterinary treatment.

  • Yvonne

    Coronavirus is a VIRUS. Antibiotics are treatment for bacterial infections. Google is your friend. And wildlife in National Parks is wild. It does not receive veterinary treatment.

  • I thought the sheer stupidity of these tourists was unmatched, but then I started reading the comments…

    • Aleria Snow

      Seriously!

  • I thought the sheer stupidity of these tourists was unmatched, but then I started reading the comments…

  • Ruckus_Tom

    Man. These are the type of people who are going to be eaten first when the electrical grid goes down permanently.

  • Ruckus_Tom

    Man. These are the type of people who are going to be eaten first when the electrical grid goes down permanently.

  • AttilatheBlond

    Bet they have a betting ‘dead pool’ for the date the first idiot jumps into hot springs after an unleashed pet dog. Seems to happen all too often.

    • Newlymadehobo

      Seriously and after that idiot a few years ago crashed a drone into the Grand Prismatic Spring (look it up its truly one of the most beautiful things in the world) I bet they had ‘drone-crashing’ bets too

    • Oosik

      Or they spend that time brainstorming new ways / methods to get visitors and wildlife conservation science and laws. There are things that visitors should never do and there are times when individuals should not enter wilderness areas.

      I was adopted by my wife’s village on a small reservation in the Alaskan bush. My mother in law would not allow my wife nor my sister in law work our trap lines. During menses (?) women release scents which smell just like a female bear in heat. In fact my wife could not handle my rifle , where my clothes or sleep near me. Her scent on my could result in a pubescent boar to challenge me.

      If you check into the facts surrounding bear attacks and mauling s , or deaths of camper while sleeping; the latter are predominately females.

      I’d like to think better of park rangers than to actually bet on anything involving visitor getting injured by any of the wildlife. I can’t even visualize such a pool. I was stationed at CGAS Kodiak 73-76 and crewed C-130 as dropmaster. Regardless of the mission we did see many boats so top loaded with pots the odds of it not rolling over once in the Bering were high. We didn’t bet, we educated and suggested. If they chose to stay stupid we did all we could to save them.

      I really didn’t mean to expound as I did. I grew up with a beach in the front yard and rainforest in the back. I have harvested forest products for a living, been a subsistence hunter and trapper in AK and of course flying SARs in extreme weather, enforced foreign fishing treaties and environmental protection missions.

      Actually gambling money in a dead pool like you suggest doesn’t seem very likely to me. I suppose the reason I even replied it that the country has been so spundumbified and polarized to the point that We the People are the enemy of We the People words even in jest end up listened to for agenda rather than comprehension and then tortured into rumors of a high stakes dead pool syndicate operated by government employees using taxpayer monies.

  • AttilatheBlond

    Bet they have a betting ‘dead pool’ for the date the first idiot jumps into hot springs after an unleashed pet dog. Seems to happen all too often.

  • AttilatheBlond

    Not good intentions. Serious ignorance and inability to apply logic is what they have.

  • AttilatheBlond

    Not good intentions. Serious ignorance and inability to apply logic is what they have.

  • Efrem Hug

    But it’ll muffle the sound!

  • Efrem Hug

    But it’ll muffle the sound!

  • Poor calf was freezing to death. I would have given it some JACK DANIELS. That always warms my body on a cold winters evening

  • Poor calf was freezing to death. I would have given it some JACK DANIELS. That always warms my body on a cold winters evening

  • Larry O Copenhaver

    Semantics… the terms bison and buffalo have been used interchangably for centuries, by both native peoples and white people…whether or not the proper name for the mammal is plains bison, so unless you also refer to them as “Plains Bison”, not simply “bison”. you are not properly correct either… respectfully! Common names are not incorrect per se.

    • Mike O’Brien

      I really doubt the native peoples would have used the terms interchangeably. Since there are no native buffalo in North America there is no reason the native peoples would even have a word for buffalo, a creature that they didn’t even know existed.

  • Larry O Copenhaver

    Semantics… the terms bison and buffalo have been used interchangably for centuries, by both native peoples and white people…whether or not the proper name for the mammal is plains bison, so unless you also refer to them as “Plains Bison”, not simply “bison”. you are not properly correct either… respectfully! Common names are not incorrect per se.

  • Ruckus_Tom

    Comments are heavily censored.

  • Ruckus_Tom

    Comments are heavily censored.

  • Efrem Hug

    I think that calf is AT LEAST a week old, in which case it would have all the instincts to run away, or bawl for momma (and momma would come running!)… I think this calf isn’t a wild bison calf, but one from a ranch, and a story was made up.. You’d never catch him in the wild, and he wouldn’t just stand there.. It also doesn’t look cold to me at all.
    I don’t doubt there have been cases of this happening, but THIS picture isn’t from one of those instances.

  • Efrem Hug

    I think that calf is AT LEAST a week old, in which case it would have all the instincts to run away, or bawl for momma (and momma would come running!)… I think this calf isn’t a wild bison calf, but one from a ranch, and a story was made up.. You’d never catch him in the wild, and he wouldn’t just stand there.. It also doesn’t look cold to me at all.
    I don’t doubt there have been cases of this happening, but THIS picture isn’t from one of those instances.

  • Larry O Copenhaver

    In Glacier Park, it wasn’t uncommon for tourists to ask what time daily the bears were released out into the park!!

  • Mark

    No. Leave wildlife alone. It’s not your business.

  • Mark

    No. Leave wildlife alone. It’s not your business.

  • cymbree

    A Bison IS a Buffalo… one and the same.

    • alligator_skin

      Nope, sorry. Try Google for once.

  • cymbree

    A Bison IS a Buffalo… one and the same.

  • Mudd

    They even had the good sense to seatbelt it in

  • Mudd

    They even had the good sense to seatbelt it in

  • Mudd

    This was a bison

    • Marco

      A male bison is a bull.

    • Meat Eater

      Yes the Bull was a mature Bison.

  • Mudd

    This was a bison

  • cymbree

    From personal experience Bison calves are no different than Cow calves and as newborn infants, hours, days or even weeks old, remove mom from the equation and the babies are just as compliant as if they are your very own pet, tame as can be. You were saying? Damian Jones is pretty accurate and you sound more like the novice city slicker than he does.

    • harvey

      as someone who ‘wrangled’ calves for many years, your post is very wrong. A day old and if you are an unknown, they are gone, a few weeks old and you don’t have a hope in hell of catching them unless you are on a horse and good with a rope. And they will fight because you are a predator.

  • cymbree

    From personal experience Bison calves are no different than Cow calves and as newborn infants, hours, days or even weeks old, remove mom from the equation and the babies are just as compliant as if they are your very own pet, tame as can be. You were saying? Damian Jones is pretty accurate and you sound more like the novice city slicker than he does.

  • sargeh

    Then you’re obviously as stupid as they were. Please stay out of our national parks. You’re more dangerous than the animals.

  • sargeh

    Then you’re obviously as stupid as they were. Please stay out of our national parks. You’re more dangerous than the animals.

  • DanandHolly Dehner

    A commonly used term for the American bison, although it is inaccurate. http://www.livescience.com/32115-bison-vs-buffalo-whats-the-difference.html

  • DanandHolly Dehner

    A commonly used term for the American bison, although it is inaccurate. http://www.livescience.com/32115-bison-vs-buffalo-whats-the-difference.html

  • sargeh

    Deleting your comment wasn’t censorship. Like lots of the uninformed who roam FB, you do not understand what censorship is. It is censorship only when a government entity interferes with the constitutional right of free expression. FB is not a government entity.

    • Marco

      Maybe you had best do some research before you post. Censorship by the media is far more prevalent (like Facebook, ABC, etc.) than it is by the government. So yes, the deletion of a comment is indeed “blatant” censorship by FB.

    • Mike O’Brien

      Yes, deleting his comment was censorship.
      I believe what you are talking about is when people claim that their Freedom of Speech was violated. Freedom of Speech (1st Amendment) does only apply to government actions. A company or private individual can’t violate your Freedom of Speech, only the government can.
      A company or private individual can censor your comments. But there is no law against them doing so.

  • sargeh

    Deleting your comment wasn’t censorship. Like lots of the uninformed who roam FB, you do not understand what censorship is. It is censorship only when a government entity interferes with the constitutional right of free expression. FB is not a government entity.

  • sargeh

    There was nothing wrong with Mr. Acor’s comment grammatically. Apparently you have problems yourself with the language and comprehension. So crawl back under your bridge.

  • sargeh

    There was nothing wrong with Mr. Acor’s comment grammatically. Apparently you have problems yourself with the language and comprehension. So crawl back under your bridge.

  • TheICTShamus

    Tourist + Moron = Touron, I assume.

  • TheICTShamus

    Tourist + Moron = Touron, I assume.

  • TheICTShamus

    Why then would they drive it to the ranger station?

  • TheICTShamus

    Why then would they drive it to the ranger station?

  • Shan

    Bison and buffalo are used interchangeably to describe the same animal in North America. It’s perfectly acceptable.

  • Shan

    Bison and buffalo are used interchangeably to describe the same animal in North America. It’s perfectly acceptable.

  • thisIsKristopher

    I feel like zoos have iron bars not so much to keep the animals IN…but to keep stupid people OUT.

    • TheWhiteHawk

      Even that does not always work. Idiots are always climbing over to “visit” the zoo inmates. Some become lunch.

  • thisIsKristopher

    I feel like zoos have iron bars not so much to keep the animals IN…but to keep stupid people OUT.

  • bradpipal

    Humanity (1) ……Park Service ( 0 )

  • bradpipal

    Humanity (1) ……Park Service ( 0 )

  • John W Tobin

    Like Diane Wisley said, Yellowstone is not a zoo.

  • John W Tobin

    Like Diane Wisley said, Yellowstone is not a zoo.

  • VL123

    Deport the 2 idiots and ban them from this country.

  • VL123

    Deport the 2 idiots and ban them from this country.

  • Shan

    I’d bet they’re European.

  • Shan

    I’d bet they’re European.

  • Allie22

    it is a moron tourist. you really couldn’t figure that out?

  • Allie22

    it is a moron tourist. you really couldn’t figure that out?

  • socilasatelite

    Fack at least they are starting to learn about nature

  • socilasatelite

    Fack at least they are starting to learn about nature

  • hughglass

    My favorite yellowstone idiot story was a woman who asked a ranger when they planted the wildflowers.

  • hughglass

    My favorite yellowstone idiot story was a woman who asked a ranger when they planted the wildflowers.

  • Risa Jackinsky

    Thank you for the rest of the story. Yes, officials sometimes are so locked into adhering and enforcing rules and regulations they lose sight of what really matters in the moment. God bless the people that went against the rules trying to save a life. They were full of compassion for a struggling life.

    • Marco

      And in so doing will have increased the likelihood of the calf dying by separating it from the herd. Don’t just believe that Fred is giving you correct information.

    • Suzanne M. Lambert

      Except that he’s lying.

  • Risa Jackinsky

    Thank you for the rest of the story. Yes, officials sometimes are so locked into adhering and enforcing rules and regulations they lose sight of what really matters in the moment. God bless the people that went against the rules trying to save a life. They were full of compassion for a struggling life.

  • Montana

    I think you’re full of bison manure. The symptoms of Bovine Corona virus are obvious and this calf seemed pretty healthy. And malnutrition? Unless the father and son were driving around for days, the time frame sounds like maybe a few hours. Leave the c animals alone, when you think you’re helping thdm, you actually look like the dumb animal.

  • Montana

    I think you’re full of bison manure. The symptoms of Bovine Corona virus are obvious and this calf seemed pretty healthy. And malnutrition? Unless the father and son were driving around for days, the time frame sounds like maybe a few hours. Leave the c animals alone, when you think you’re helping thdm, you actually look like the dumb animal.

  • Risa Jackinsky

    I agree. They were being compassionate for another living being. God bless them.

    • Marco

      Lunacy is not compassion.

  • Risa Jackinsky

    I agree. They were being compassionate for another living being. God bless them.

  • the_punnisher

    The plural of igloo is igli…..

    P.S. I don’t have to attract wildlife, they go through my place like they own it….they DID own it 200 years ago….

  • JOHN GLOVER

    Like Forrest Gump says …. Stupid is as Stupid Does…..

  • JOHN GLOVER

    Like Forrest Gump Mommy always says Stupid is as Stupid Does ……

  • Kay Collins

    There’s just no fixing stupid.

  • Kasier Sosza

    You guys are relying on an internet troll claiming to be the actor Fred Savage for information and you actually believe his story? He even claims his brother is a ranger at Yellowstone, yet doesn’t know ranger policy, yet you believe his tales. He made this crap up for attention.

    One born every minute, and apparently then come here to react to what people post.

  • norah

    Why?

  • D.r. Supe

    Why don’t they tell us WHAT “other country” the tourists were from????

  • Eek Eek Ooogada Boogeda

    Thankfully, the calf was released at the exact same spot it was found. It merrily ran from the car, got 50 yards away, where it was immediately surrounded and torn to pieces and eaten alive by a pack of 5 wolves.

  • PrudentOrNotInAZ

    There is only one word that explains these kinds of people…nitwits!

  • aphoto4you

    Sad very sad …..very very sad and heart breaking

    • Aleria Snow

      Sad, very sad…very, very sad and heartbreaking that you (or anyone else) believe that tripe.

  • Chuck_Borealis

    I hope it pooped all over the inside of the car, but I suppose a citation and the scorn of everyone on Facebook is enough.

  • Guinivere

    Ain’t that how it is? These folks have enough money to afford a Toyota Sequoia but not the common sense God gave a goat. Good grief!

  • jimbo

    All you people saying let the calf die because it’s the circle of life are morons. We don’t let the circle of life takes its natural course with people. If we did there would be many fewer of us instead of us decimating the planet. If we are the caretakers of the planet then the calf deserved medical help as much as any child. You’re all a bunch of heartless scum.

    • booger71

      Animals do not equal people…they are food

      • jimbo

        Really? Walk into the jungle and we’ll see who’s food.

      • jimbo

        Really? Walk into the jungle filled with hungry predators and we’ll see who’s food. Animals in Yellowstone are not food. Some people are worthless by the way. they deserve zero compassion and regard from humanity. They should be killed as soon as possible. The teenager who killed the 92 year old man for instance.

      • jimbo

        I’ve responded to this twice but it keeps disappearing. If this posts I’ll try it again.

    • jimbo

      Booger71, spend a night in a jungle with hungry predators. We’ll see who’s food.

  • Victor Cachat

    Stupid people are breeding and they are being made even dumber in government indoctrination centers around the world.

  • Marco

    Bull bison can weigh one ton, move as fast as a horse, jump as high as four feet and can transition from being virtually still to moving fast almost instantly Our problem was our bull tried to jump over a 5 1/2 foot high fence and snapped the 2×8 (rough hewn) oak in half getting back in to be with his cows. They can take care of themselves and will protect their offspring. Assuming this abduction occurred these two are fortunate to have escaped without encountering the herd and being seriously hurt or killed.

  • Brian D. Roth

    These guests in our country DEMANDED to see a park ranger, what for, to show how stupid they are. It seems the lala Disney mentality is world wide. I hope they were heavily ticketed (ignorance is no excuse) and they should have been escorted from the park to the airport and sent home.

  • Sage Plum

    Just goes to prove that you can’t fix stupid.

  • kt mac

    When I worked in Yellowstone in college, we preferred the term touron.

    • Dave

      That’s the term we used when I worked there in 1997. This incident is just another example of tourists being idiots.

    • Sarah Moon

      When I worked in the park in the late 70s we referred to them as the terrorists.

  • MoralityandSense

    Hillary or Bernie supporters I suppose — nothing new here!

  • chaotik_lord

    Wow, and to think you likely saved their lives. I don’t understand how people manage to make it to adulthood and figure out how to reproduce with the level of ignorance that sustains their existence. I mean, you don’t even need a formal education; there are a number of folksy bits of wisdom warning of the dangers of momma bears with their cubs.

    • Aleria Snow

      My husband and I often have that very discussion and often ponder how some people even figure out how to dress themselves in the morning let alone actually find their way to work.

  • TheWhiteHawk

    In the “whine” country the locals ask “if it’s tourist season, can we shoot ’em?”. Those who have to put up with tourists know the feeling.

  • TheWhiteHawk

    My next thought was that I hoped it pooped all over the interior of the car. But, sadly, it looks like that did not happen, at least at the time the photo was taken.

  • Alewife

    Same idiots fall for climate change BS

  • godisvictorious

    dumber than dirt

  • billyoblivion

    Given a long enough timeline mortality is 100%

  • Bill

    Oh, c’mon! Tell us which one!

  • Peter Sullivan

    Freezing to death is one of the most common ways for a wild animal to die. This isn’t THAT stupid.

  • Jack McCauley

    They’re luck momma bison wasn’t around they’d be killed

  • ASUshocker

    Liberals on parade.

  • Artor

    *cough*yeahright*cough*

  • Smith

    All I can say is these people are idiots on so many levels it is hard to believe…

  • Joshua Gosney

    People are ignorant to their own actions. If people really wanted to help save animals, they would fight to stop poaching, illegal capture, and climate change from killing the earth’s biodiversity, which has fallen to 30% of what it was in 2000. Humans are so infantile that they think warmth will save us, but is in fact high temperatures that are driving animals into extinction.

  • Stephan Haggerty

    What country are they from, I wonder. Probably some country where they think they are all smarter than Americans…

  • WittyWeasel

    I’m a grandfather and I know kids. All he11’s gonna break loose when that calf learns when he’s old enough to drive . . . ! !

  • William_C_Diaz

    You dont seem to know enough about microbiology to understand that an antibiotic is worse than useless in dealing with any virus. Even if the calf is dead, that happens to animals in the wild and is a part of life.

    Have a great day!

  • Liza Raley Klce

    Maybe they were hoping to raise him like this … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ub3A0_IGhw

  • Alan Cecil

    Too bad mommy and daddy bison weren’t around. They would have inconveniently been gored.

  • Hard Little Machine

    And yet Europeans love to talk about how stupid Americans are.

  • Malforus

    Anyone else think maybe that was as sham story so precious snowflake mom and dad could put a cuddly bison calf in their car?

  • Nick the Enforcer

    Ignorant do-gooders’ do more harm than good….They don’t get that with human-stink on it the calf it will probably be rejected now; and as others have said make it more likely to be eaten by predators if it is abandoned by its momma.
    I’ve taught [my kids] that with wild animals its best to leave the ‘circle of life’ alone, its sad at times but it is in nature and Gods hands [for those of us who still believe]. Human intervention usually just FU#$ is all up.

    • Joey_D

      Update – it was rejected and had to be euthanized.

  • Lacombe57 .

    Dad must be an idiot.

  • ytzpzvgk

    But what if it was cold? I think many animals live longer in the zoos because their life is so much more comfortable. I don’t know why people who call themselves “animal lovers” insist on the animals living out in the freezing cold. Don’t they believe in treating animals as well as humans? That’s why I continue to support the zoos that have nice indoor facilities. None of that “natural” stuff where the animals are forced to live outdoors.

  • frenchtoastgirl

    A tourist who behaves as a moron.

  • appleforaface

    I thought only Americas were this stupid.

  • frenchtoastgirl

    I’ve had people ask if Canada was on the other side of the park, when did the mules turn into deer, when we turned the lights on in the park, and what’s the name of your park.

  • frenchtoastgirl

    It was probably too afraid to do anything.

  • Chris Paul Castellano

    I think we are all missing an iatrical part of this, the fact that its a Virus. Anti-biotic treatment won’t do a damn thing.

  • harrydevlin

    I’ve been to Yellowstone three times and there is no sign at the entrance station that states “Do Not Put Bison in Your Vehicle.”

  • Princess Consuela

    This is the kind of people that will show concern for a calf freezing out in the cold, but somehow are ok eating steak. Ugh.

  • Talkingtree

    The outcome of the calf has been updated in this story, but here’s another source. http://www.krtv.com/story/31983676/bison-calf-euthanized-after-tourists-put-it-in-an-suv-at-yellowstone-national-park

  • Park Lover

    Actually I’ve just seen a press release from NPS on official letterhead stating that the calf had to be euthanized as it was rejected by its herd after human contact. Terribly sad.

  • Martin V. KnifeChief

    Buffalo are tough. Rejected? WHY would the park Service take it back, then euthanize it? Too lazy to get a bottle and feed it? THEY are the killers…the tourists are the idiots! The whole thing is crap! Sometimes, the “managers” of wildlife are just plain stupid and really don’t care!

  • Martin V. KnifeChief

    Thank you for THE TRUTH> I have wondered at the whole scenario…the report was flawed…like many today. Details are left out to sensationalize the story. Thanks Fred!

  • harrydevlin

    And then there’s the family that took a harbor seal pup into their RV and hid it in a laundry basket:

    http://khon2.com/2014/05/24/california-family-takes-harbor-seal-pup-from-beach/

  • Aleria Snow

    How do you possibly get to adulthood without knowing to never mess with a mama bear and her cubs? We use that metaphor to describe protective human mothers even.

    You definitely saved their ungrateful lives and the lives of their children so just take the flipping off in stride.

  • Aleria Snow

    Better by far to think with your brain.

  • Tony Potts

    I’ll make a deal with you, tell me where you live and I’ll give you the opportunity to “manage” me.

  • Aleria Snow

    If you are concerned you notify park personnel. You do NOT ever intervene yourself because you don’t know what is going on in that situation.

  • Tricia Wardlaw

    Park rangers were unable to return the calf to the herd, it was euthanized…
    NPS Yellowstone: “Last week, visitors were cited for placing a newborn bison calf in their vehicle and transporting it to a park facility because of their misplaced concern for the animal’s welfare. In terms of human safety, this was a dangerous activity because adult animals are very protective of their young and will act aggressively to defend them. In addition, interference by people can cause mothers to reject their offspring. In this case, park rangers tried repeatedly to reunite the newborn bison calf with the herd. These efforts failed. The bison calf was later euthanized because it was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by continually approaching people and cars along the roadway.” – https://www.facebook.com/YellowstoneNPS/photos/a.480329805315712.126301.151418891540140/1300471933301491/?type=3&theater

  • Joey_D

    And now I see the bison calf was euthanized because the herd would not accept it back. Good job folks – you killed a baby bison. Hope that rests on you conscience for a while.

  • mymissionofmercy

    Yellowstone natiional park has become a death ground for bison. Of course they euthanized the baby…….they have lost their wisdom and compassion and now killing is their only option

  • Bud

    Thats ok, keep your wolves, but pretty soon thats all youll be watching at yellowstone, because the wolves will have killed all the game, then what are ya gonna do, just wait till they start coming after your pets when theres no deer left to eat , and when all the people keep there pets in the house because the wolves are in town because theres no deer left to eat, then the’ll come after your kids….then what are you gonna do!!!

  • aarky

    One part of the story states that the calve was euthanized. Apparently the National Park Service has a hands off policy on all animals. The calve was standing and appeared to be healthy and looked to be about two months old. The people who picked up the calve were lucky that mama had left it for a while. She would not have bellowed and pawed the ground; it would have been a full blown charge.

  • Political Atheist

    I hate people

  • Char Turner

    Somehow I knew ‘Selfies’ would be involved in this story. Outrageous and irresponsible.

  • Luca

    And you know that because you’re a bison psychologist?

    You might want to read this

    http://mooseradio.com/newborn-bison-dies-after-being-put-in-vehicle-by-yellowstone-national-park-tourists/

  • Hata H. Zappa

    “It looked cold?” Nah. It looks like they were trying to steal it. Throw the book at dad and place the boy in foster care.

  • Beverly Baughman Cravath

    According to the latest news on this, the calf was rejected by its mother and unfortunately had to be put down.

  • Tyler Durden

    Update: The bison was later euthanized because it was rejected by its herd for smelling human. WTGDA!

  • Tyler Durden

    The bison was later euthanized because the herd rejected him when he was returned.

  • 68niou1

    Euthanize stupid tourists!

  • jeff

    They should of carried it home, they could of kept it warm in their garage, lol

  • Denise Warner

    What country are they from?

  • 2much2

    It was reintroduced to the herd but human contact caused it to be rejected and they had to euthanize it for safety as it kept coming up to cars. These people ruined its life.

  • jeff

    Bision Burgers ???? The should of carried it home!!!

  • kathy gray

    Now that this beautiful animal has been killed by the park officials one can ask why? Couldn’t these government slacks, sorry employees have saved it? They are the terrorists! Yes people need to in almost all circumstances leave nature alone but this was a rash killing I believe to scare people…sickos

  • Antispm

    none of this is even close to true.

    the rangers euthanized the calf, because the herd would no longer accept a human-touched calf, and a grown bison cannot be domesticated. you also don’t use antibiotics for a VIRUS.

    not sure if or why your original comment was deleted, but this one should be for sheer idiocy.

  • Montage Matt

    Ummm: Today’s headline: “Park Service: Bison calf euthanized after tourists put it in vehicle.” The calf may have been cold but it is not up to park rangers or tourists to somehow make it right by interfering and attempting to get the mother of the calf to accept him again. http://www.eastidahonews.com/2016/05/yellowstone-explains-bison-euthanized/

  • mooregate

    Should have sent them back to find a cold bear cub

  • disqus_NS5OqvK3Vv

    I read another article. The park rangers had to put it down. The herd would not accept it back.
    These idiots should have been thrown in jail for at least 30 days.

  • Scott Cook

    Either surrender(donate) the 115 dollars to Yellowstone or fight the ticket. I think the rules were clear?

  • kantexmama

    This sounds plausible, but why was it reported the calf was euthanized? And if there was evidence the mother had died, a bit of formula and antibiotics would not have helped for long.

  • rachel

    so, it’s been reported the calf was euthanized after efforts failed to reunite the calf with the herd because it continued to approach the road and visitors in dangerous situations; the calf did not die due to exposure. story here:
    http://www.realtree.com/the-realblog-with-stephanie-mallory/bison-calf-euthanized-after-yellowstone-tourists-put-it-in-their?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=curatedshare&utm_term=q216week8&utm_content=realtree

  • Adam

    So if you are attacked by wolves (highly unlikely) you would lie down and let them eat you because you deserve it. Interesting. I conducted a pole and we all think you should go to yellowstone and sacrifice yourself to the wolves as reparations for mankind’s unkindness.

  • Wendell

    The baby bison would have been okay. The outside in the rain and snow is their habitat.

  • Red47

    Sigh. Stupid knows no geographical boundaries.

  • Romeo1225

    I, personally had nothing to do with it! I’m trying to save our wildlife! What are you doing besides sitting back crying the blues about things that happened 500 years ago????

  • Meat Eater

    Footnote to the article , the calf had to be put down (Killed) because the herd rejected it after contact with humans

  • Annabeth Jackson

    I don’t understand why they couldn’t bring the calf to a bison ranch. If tourists are ignoring the warnings, just calling them stupid isn’t helpful. Increase the penalties or do something more preventative.

  • Diane Wisley

    Lol wildlife mgmt. No I didn’t feed them or “deal” with them. Go visit your local zoo for that. Looking through your posts Kathy you seem rather angry. Maybe you should go visit a National Park and relax.

  • Meat Eater

    Write the book. it will be a best seller

  • Letsgo

    This is total crap all the way around… yep the hikers were totally wrong but were acting with they hearts… ok his/she’s mother rejected the baby… but I have watch people nurse another of smaller and younger pets there was TOTALLY no reason to have put down the poor little baby… and we don’t know if maybe the mommy had already rejected the baby…. I am just more Pi$$ed off that they put the baby down

  • Cornville

    This is what happens when Liberals are in charge of other lives. Say good bye to this baby bison.

  • Rachel

    As a Native American I’m outraged that the two guy’s had no come sense to call the park Ranger as a bison is a sacred Native animals these to guys should be charged with murder of this baby bison.

  • Ivan Urkinuov

    The calf would not be cold if it were not mandated a vegan diet by the park rangers.

  • robert g

    They must have been peta’s. They are know for being dumber than rocks.

  • Out of Control

    I am joining the discussion late I know, but I am curios about something.Has anyone been to Yellowstone lately. I went 3 times July 4th – July 7th on my 7 day pass. I have been to Yellowstone 4 times over a 20 year period. I had my daughters and grandchildren with me on this trip. I thought they would be excited to see how the Buffalo herd and roam all throughout Yellowstone. Every trip I have made before has been this same time of year plus or minus a couple of weeks.Huh? I thought, where are all the friggin: Buffalo? We did see about 15 total. This was over the three separate trips in 1 week. Most we had to see through binoculars.So while we are getting so excited about some fools that transported a calf in their car, thinking they were saving it. Ask yourself why the government is involved in hunting, killing or euthanizing large numbers of Buffalo. One article states because of a disease. Another mentions migration into Montana and causing grazing issues with cattle. Another mentions that this would be starting in the winter of 2016. Maybe I need to travel just outside the Forest to find them, but I made the trip around the Forest twice both east and west entrances. Did not see many Buffalo. Just saying.

  • Vestallady

    I read that this calf was killed because it wouldn’t stay away from humans..

  • Kenny Gamboe

    This is typically human. We start with mismanagement of wildlife and we quickly come around to the benefits of wolves becoming vegetarian if they were only intelligent enough! When the wolves read this they will immediately advise their children – “remember always: we are of absolutely no relation to these humans!”.

  • Diane Wisley

    Wow you’re an angry, uneducated troll. Your terminology “dealt” with animals says everything. Again Yellowstone is not a zoo….