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Montana sheriff's office uses AC/DC's "Hells Bells" to herd bison off highway

Montana sheriff's office uses AC/DC's "Hells Bells" to herd bison off highway

iStock/Matt MorrissetteIn a sequel to the “woman uses Metallica to fend off potential cougar attack” story, we now have “sheriff deputies using AC/DC to avoid car collisions with bison.”

Montana’s Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, which covers the town of West Yellowstone, often receives tips about bison standing on the highway, which can endanger both drivers and the animal. In a Facebook post, the department reveals the hard-rocking method it uses to herd the bison.

“When deputies respond to a bison on the road, they turn on lights and siren and encourage the animal to leave the road with an air horn,” the post reads. “With a reluctant bison, they’ve been known to play AC/DC’s ‘Hells Bells’ over the speakers — that usually seems to work.”

No word on exactly why “Hells Bells” is the song of choice — perhaps “Highway to Hell” was too on the nose.

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