Trying to get closer to bison is dangerous for many reasons. It's obvious these are large animals, but they're also wildly unpredictable. Yellowstone tourists learned this lesson the hard way a few weeks ago.
Yellowstone National Park is one of Wyoming's treasures. Millions of people from all over the world have come to Wyoming to enjoy the park. Many of these visitors arrive and enjoy without any incident. However in every bunch, there are a few bad apples.
People from all around the U.S. make stops here in the cowboy state for several reasons. Some just want to know if we still ride horses to our jobs or if we still use the pony express. Others come here to dig around in specific parts of Wyoming and end up empty-handed.