Fish Swimming Amok at Yellowstone – not so much!

Fish kill closes 183 miles of Yellowstone River, tributaries to all recreation

BILLINGS – In an unprecedented move, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is closing 183 miles of the Yellowstone River from Gardiner to Laurel to all water-based recreation – fishing, wading, floating, tubing, boating.

No similar closure based on a disease outbreak has ever occurred in Montana, even when whirling disease was causing fish die-offs across the state in the 1990s. . . .  (more)



Bear Runs Amok at Yellowstone – Opens Door of Car Full of Kids

Video: Bear opening a car door the latest close call at Yellowstone Park
“Dad, the bear is right next to us.”

“The bear leans in an unlocks the van door. The children begin screaming as the father fights to close the door again. The bear on the other hand seems completely unfazed.”


Tourists Run Amok in Yellowstone – Hijack Baby Bison

Park Service: Bison calf euthanized after tourists put it in vehicle

“Last week in Yellowstone National Park, visitors were cited for placing a newborn bison calf in their vehicle and transporting it to a park facility because of their misplaced concern for the animal’s welfare. In terms of human safety, this was a dangerous activity because adult animals are very protective of their young and will act aggressively to defend them. In addition, interference by people can cause mothers to reject their offspring. In this case, park rangers tried repeatedly to reunite the newborn bison calf with the herd. These efforts failed. The bison calf was later euthanized because it was abandoned and causing a dangerous situation by continually approaching people and cars along the roadway. . . .”