Karen Richardson of Victor, Idaho, was one of several parents chaperoning a group of fifth-graders on a field trip to Yellowstone this week.
Richardson says on Monday, as students were being taught at Lamar Buffalo Ranch, a father and son pulled up at the ranger station with a bison calf in their SUV.
â€œThey were demanding to speak with a ranger,â€ Richardson tells EastIdahoNews.com. â€œThey were seriously worried that the calf was freezing and dying.â€
Rob Heusevelet, a father of a student, told the men to remove the bison from their car and warned they could be in trouble for having the animal.
â€œThey didnâ€™t care,â€ Heusevelet says. â€œThey sincerely thought they were doing a service and helping that calf by trying to save it from the cold.â€
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UPDATE 5/16, KRTV: The calf was not accepted back by the herd and wound up being euthanized because it was creating a hazardous situation by continually approaching people and vehicles.