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
TGR’s new film, Jeremy Jones’ ‘Life of Glide’
Up Next Snowboard

TGR’s new film, Jeremy Jones’ ‘Life of Glide’

TGR’s new film, Jeremy Jones’ ‘Life of Glide’

Inspired by a poem he wrote long ago, big mountain rider Jeremy Jones summons his greatest influences and dissects his lifelong passion for the simple and sacred feeling he calls, "The Glide" in TGR's new short film "Life of Glide." Watch as Jones traces his passion for sliding sideways from old Craig Kelly parts and footage of Tom Curren at Jeffreys Bay, to his present-day obsession to crafting a snowboard that can recreate the effortless feeling of gliding upon a glassy wave. With the help

Play
READ THE STORY
A Cartoon Alex Honnold Recounts his El Cap Story
Up Next Culture

A Cartoon Alex Honnold Recounts his El Cap Story

A Cartoon Alex Honnold Recounts his El Cap Story

Back in June, five friends and I had just returned from a glacier ski trip in the Yukon, completely cut off from the world. When we collectively turned on our phones upon returning to civilization we were blown up with notifications about what might be the most impressive athletic feat of our generation: Alex Honnold had successfully climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan without a rope. It blew our minds, and over the next few months that story has been told and re-told many times over, but

Play
READ THE STORY
Living in Salt Lake City Is Not Just About Skiing
Up Next Culture

Living in Salt Lake City Is Not Just About Skiing

Living in Salt Lake City Is Not Just About Skiing

Salt Lake City is not just about skiing some of the best snow in the world. A vibrant cultural center, Utah's capital city is home to some world-class music and nightlife. Take a ride with former public radio DJ and blues musician "Bad" Brad Wheeler as he tours his favorite music venues in downtown Salt Lake City. In his words: "It’s not L.A. It’s not Nashville. It’s Salt Lake City. It is not a copy of something else." Most people are surprised when they find out what the locals already