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.
Yellowstone National Park sees hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Every single year there are dozens of instances from tourists (or 'tourons' as they have come to be known by) behaving badly and/or carelessly - resulting in injury. We have to do something to prepare folks for visiting the park. I present the Yellowstone National Park Tourist Survival Kit.