Idaho man charged with drinking and kicking a bison

Wild animals live in the wild and are very scary. There are so many outdoor options in Idaho that it takes years to cover them all. Our state is populated with bears, lions, tigers, mountain lions, deer, snakes and other dangerous animals. (Okay, we admit there are no lions or tigers in the Gem State.)

It is important to note this It is A rarely Appear for anyone, even an Idahoan, to engage in an unarmed confrontation with a bear. Yet a man is making national headlines for kicking a bison in Yellowstone National Park. (I highly doubt John Dutton would approve of such behavior.)

(@bisonunion, Instagram)[/caption]According to a Press release From the park, Clarence Yoder of Idaho Falls got too close to a herd of bison. The bison didn't like being kicked, and the forty-year-old was injured. Rangers were calledand Mr. Yoder was treated for his medical injuries, released and then taken into custody.

Who in their right mind would kick a bison? Get too close to a bison? Park officials accused him of being under the influence of alcohol to the point of endangering himself and others, disorderly conduct, approaching wildlife and disturbing wildlife.

Was the alleged Bison kicker alone? No, he had an accomplice, McKenna Bass, also from Idaho Falls. The 37 year old has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to avoid emergency lights and disruption to wildlife.

In America people are innocent until proven guilty. If found guilty, kicking and harassing the bison in Yellowstone is expensive. If convicted, each violation can result in a six-month prison sentence and a whopping five-thousand-dollar fine.

Let's hope this is the last time anyone gets too close to wild animals in a park or in the wild. They may look friendly, but they are deadly.

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From bison to triceratops – all things official from Wyoming

Each state in our nation has chosen as official state items things that represent the state in one way or another. Like a flower or an animal. Wyoming is no different.

The Equality State or the Cowboy State, depending on which state slogan you want to use, has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a country code.

To be an official matter, a member of the state legislature must draft and submit to the legislature a bill declaring that a matter will be the official state matter. Then the legislature votes to pass the bill or not. If passed, the governor will sign the bill and we will have a new official state record.

Here's what we have so far: all things official from Wyoming. Now you can win big at Wyo Trivia Night, if there is such a thing.

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