Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

Yellowstone Opens, Woman Immediately Attempts To Pet Bison

Well, the idiots certainly don't take long to emerge from hiding these days. It only took a matter of hours after Yellowstone National Park opened for the season this weekend for a visiting tourist to walk up to a resting bison and pet it while her partner filmed from a much safer distance away.

While often found in bucolic surroundings, bison are in fact wild animals, and have the ability to inflict great physical harm and even death on humans clueless enough to attempt to interact with them like they would with their own house cat.

While this tourist emerged from her bison interaction unharmed, we here at TGR hope all our audience exercises good judgement when considering petting wild animals, especially those with hooves and horns and which are several times larger than them.

Cover image courtesy of TGR's resident web developer Andrew Wells.

quit shaming the tourists

let them tour the park

shit

Natural selection taking place before our very eyes

I am not sure how intentional it was to have “WOMAN” in this headline of this story. I am sure we have quite a few “MEN” geniuses too in this department of Doing That Amazingly Stupid Thing. I see words like “chick” all over this website and worse women writers using it. Can we harmonize the language of the site a bit more to be inclusive as opposed to making women sound and appear clueless, despite showing them doing pretty cool stuff!

ACADIA - You said: “I am not sure how intentional it was to have “WOMAN” in this headline of this story.”

You cant be serious? THIS story is about a stupid FEMALE who walked up to a bison and pet it like it was her neighbor’s dog. Those are the facts. Your post suggests perhaps there are men who are stupid too. Well, no Sh*t. You forgot your cape Capt. Obvious.

Take your bs equality argument elsewhere and not because women’s equality is not important, but because THIS story has nothing to do with women’s equality. I didn’t watch the video and think “women are dumb”, I thought “Gee, that person is an idiot. I wonder if she will die”. If it was a man, I would have thought the same thing. You are actually the person focusing on the fact it was woman. The sex of an idiot has nothing to do with the fact that person is an idiot.

Its mind-boggling how pathetic that was.

    Maybe it did not. Maybe with the sprinkling of other “chick” references, I felt there was a certain trend. I would have even said, “Gee, thanks for clarifying.”

    But it’s equally mind-boggling how a person who “writes” stories online cannot handle comments from readers (no matter how much they contradict your intentions), and respond with grace and dignity. “Take your bs equality argument elsewhere…”, really? Very Cultured! Well, all the best to you!

Play
READ THE STORY
It’s World Oceans Day And We Have A Big Problem
Up Next News

It’s World Oceans Day And We Have A Big Problem

It’s World Oceans Day And We Have A Big Problem

Troubling news for ocean playgrounds. According to the L.A. Times, the world’s biggest collection of floating trash—The Great Pacific Garbage Patch—is actually 16 times larger than previously estimated. The patch, which is adrift between Hawaii and California, was often compared to the size of Texas. But as it turns out, that estimate was a bit off, and now scientists are saying the trash heap is actually three times of the size of France. Yikes. A three-year study released on Thursday, found

Play
READ THE STORY
Watch: This Might Be A New Olympic Sport
Up Next Ski

Watch: This Might Be A New Olympic Sport

Watch: This Might Be A New Olympic Sport

Hey, I didn’t come up with those, just repeating every single chairlift conversation I’ve ever heard whenever a telemarker passes below the lift. That could soon become the latest winter Olympic sport, after FIS announced pushing to include telemark parallel sprinting into the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. Well, if you’ve never even heard of the sport, neither have we, but it seems to be a big enough deal in certain circles to warrant inclusion. Take a look at the somewhat bizarre combination

Play
READ THE STORY
Dr. Mark Vonnegut Talks About Coming to Grips With His Own Bipolar Diagnosis
Up Next Culture

Dr. Mark Vonnegut Talks About Coming to Grips With His Own Bipolar Diagnosis

Dr. Mark Vonnegut Talks About Coming to Grips With His Own Bipolar Diagnosis

Dr. Mark Vonnegut–the son of esteemed writer Kurt Vonnegut–is one of the world's foremost researchers of bipolar disorder. RELATED: See showtimes, buy tickets for the tour Vonnegut, who has carved out a career as one of the top pediatricians in the Boston after graduating from Harvard Medical School, and has authored multiple highly acclaimed books that talk about living with mental health disorders like bipolar disorder. But unlike other doctors who publish on their medical specialty,