Yellowstone bison was loaded into SUV by Quebec man: officials
Shamash Kassam is set to appear June 2 at the Yellowstone Justice Center
U.S. federal officials have cited a Canadian man who told rangers at Yellowstone National Park that he loaded a bison calf into his SUV because he thought it was cold.
The calf later had to be euthanized because it couldn't be reunited with its herd.
Yellowstone bison calf euthanized after visitors reportedly put it in the back of their SUV. <a href="https://t.co/pXxgrdEAlk">https://t.co/pXxgrdEAlk</a> <a href="https://t.co/jBhoFAHGaJ">pic.twitter.com/jBhoFAHGaJ</a>—@ABC
A criminal complaint filed in federal court states that Shamash Kassam of Quebec told rangers he put the bison calf in his SUV on May 9.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Yellowstone officials issued Kassam a citation alleging he disturbed wildlife. Kassam is set to appear June 2 at the Yellowstone Justice Center.
The citation states Kassam told a ranger that he understood what he did was wrong and wouldn't disturb wildlife again.
An attempt to reach Kassam for comment Tuesday wasn't immediately successful.