Deputies Play AC/DC To Keep Bison Off The Road Near Yellowstone
The deputies at the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office have been stuck in their fair share of Yellowstone traffic jams. Luckily, they recently devised a brilliant plan to help keep bison out of the road.
"When deputies respond to a bison on the road, they turn on lights and siren and encourage the animal to leave the road with an air horn," they posted on Facebook. "With a reluctant bison, they’ve been known to play AC/DC’s Hell’s Bells over the speakers – that usually seems to work."
They didn't mention if any other AC/DC songs helped get the bison moving, but if Hell's Bells does the trick, "For Those About To Rock" may also keep them off the road. You never know when a Wyoming traffic jam will turn the road to Yellowstone into the Highway to Hell.
The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office isn't the first agency to use AC/DC songs to move a target. In 1989, the United States Army invaded Panama and played a non-stop loop of heavy metal music to oust dictator Manual Noriega from his fortified compound. The tactic was later used by the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms during their standoff with the Branch Davidians outside of their compound near Waco, Texas, in 1993.