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OR man arrested after video shows bison taunted at Yellowstone National Park

OR man arrested after video shows bison taunted at Yellowstone National Park

The video shows the man grunting at the mammal as Lindsay Jones, who filmed the video, can be heard saying: 'Oh god, I can't watch anymore'.

Reinke was arrested on Thursday at about 10:45 p.m.by Glacier National Park rangers. Raymond Reinke, a 55-year-old man from Pendleton, Oregon, has been booked at the Yellowstone Jail and was expected to make a court appearance on Friday, rangers said.

The incident happened the other day in Hayden Valley on a busy road, and was captured on camera and posted to social media by Lindsey Jones.

But the animal - which can weigh up to 2,000lb, twice as heavy as a horse - doesn't seem frightened by the man's teasing in the mobile phone clip.

Park officials warn members of the public to not approach wildlife, especially large ones like bison, because they can injure or kill.

The man did not stop after the bison approached him at first. Both the man and the bison go their separate ways before the video ends.

"The animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be", the park's website states. The National Park Service advises that individuals should always remain at least 100 yards (about 90 meters) from bears or wolves and at least 25 yards (20 metres) away from all other wildlife. He was arrested July 28 at Grand Teton National Park after rangers suspected him of drunk and disorderly conduct. Again, officers reported Reinke seemed to be intoxicated and argumentative. "People who ignore these rules are risking their lives and threatening the park experience for everyone else", Wenk said in the statement.