Arrested For Kicking A Bison In Yellowstone

In the vast expanse of Yellowstone National Park, where nature reigns supreme and wildlife roams freely, there are certain unspoken rules.

Grasslands and prairies of North America


One of them being: don’t mess with the bison.

Herbivorous, with a diet consisting of grasses, sedges, and other vegetation


Yet, every now and then, someone decides to test the limits, with consequences as predictable as sunrise.

15-20 years

Average Lifespan

It was a regular day in the park until Clarence Yoder, 40, decided to make a bold move.

Lives in herds, with males and females forming separate groups for most of the year and coming together during mating season

Social behaviour

Witnesses reported seeing him harassing a herd of bison, culminating in the inexplicable act of kicking one of them in the leg.

1000-2200 pounds (450-1000 kg) for males; 800-1200 pounds (360-540 kg) for females

Average Weight

As if nature itself had a way of asserting its authority, the bison didn’t take kindly to the intrusion and retaliated, leaving Yoder nursing minor injuries.

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