Man taunts a bison in Yellowstone National Park

The gates of the soft-release area were thrown open earlier this week as the bison left the fenced pasture

The gates of the soft-release area were thrown open earlier this week as the bison left the fenced pasture

At that point, witness Lindsey Jones' moved her camera away.

The viral video of Reinke harassing a bison in the roadway is believed to have been captured after that traffic stop.

The unidentified man finally retreated back to his auto and the bison got back on its merry way.

Take a look at the encounter below.

'This is what happens when a buffoon meets a bison...,' wrote one man.

Despite the close call, it seems as if the man is not ready to back down.

As the man edges nearer, the animal suddenly turns around and charges.

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"Oh God, oh God, I can't watch it anymore", Jones says in the video. At first, the bison doesn't see the man, but then - in a shocking display - the man gets the buffalo's attention himself, puffing out his arms and his chest before the bison takes off towards him.

After a tense moment, the bison and the man are shown going their separate ways. As of Thursday afternoon, it had been viewed on Q2 more than 29,000 times.

"We appreciate the collaboration of our fellow rangers in Glacier and Grand Teton national parks on this arrest". Dan Wenk said in a statement released Friday.

According to the National Park Service (NPS), the law requires for animals that attack people to be relocated at best, though in some cases they are put down to prevent other attacks.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, 59-year-old Kim Hancock was gored by a bison at Yellowstone not two months ago, after she got within 10 yards (9.1 meters) of the animal.

It turned out Reinke had been bedeviling National Parks across the region in recent weeks, rangers said.

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