New York Post shared the less than one-minute clip that was taken by an onlooker identified as Lindsey Jones.
The bison charges at him full-on and he begins to run away as the camera jerks. The bison charges at him twice and misses, and then quickly loses interest.
'This is what happens when a buffoon meets a bison...,' wrote one man.
Hundreds of commenters didn't find the man's actions amusing or courageous, and said there should be consequences for what he did. Not only is confronting the wildlife in Yellowstone unsafe, it is also illegal.
"We appreciate the collaboration of our fellow rangers in Glacier and Grand Teton national parks on this arrest", Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk said in a statement.
Wenk said park regulations require visitors to stay at least 22 metres away from animals such as bison and elk and at least 91 metres away from bears and wolves.
Another way to be a steward: tell a ranger, or call 911, if you see someone whose behavior might hurt them or the park. He again appeared to be intoxicated and was cited for not wearing a seatbelt. Glacier rangers took Reinke to Helena, where they met Yellowstone rangers. Reinke was wanted for the incident in Yellowstone and had encountered law enforcement officials in at least three national parks since July 28.
A short time later, Reinke harassed the bison, rangers suspect.