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Men Banned from Yellowstone for Taunting Bison

Men Banned from Yellowstone for Taunting Bison

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- Two men are banned from entering Yellowstone National Park for three years after they drunkenly taunted a bison and then resisted arrest.

Park rangers say 23-year-old Christopher Goodwin of American Fork, Utah, and 23-year-old Brandon Mounteer of Littleton, Colorado, cornered the bison against some trees with their vehicle on July 4th.

They then allegedly got out and taunted the animal. The incident was videotaped by other visitors.

Ranger Steve Roper says several rangers had to assist at the scene because Goodwin and Mounteer were uncooperative and resisted arrest.

The two were jailed about 36 hours. Both pleaded guilty to unlawfully approaching wildlife, criminal damage and other charges.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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