AC/DC's 'Hell's Bells' used to scare bison off the road in US National Park

AC DC 17/09/2019

AC/DC's music is pretty versatile, having previously been used to sell cars, rally Olympic teams and even as superhero soundtracks. The iconic rock band's music is now being used for a more unique purpose though - animal control.

Officials at Yellowstone National Park, Montana have been using AC/DC's classic track 'Hells Bells' to scare bison off the area's highway.

"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. With a reluctant bison, they’ve been known to play AC/DC’s 'Hell’s Bells' over the speakers – that usually seems to work," says a message posted to Facebook by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office.

Bison blocking traffic seems to be a common occurence in Yellowstone park, with USA Today reporting the jams are frequent anc can often leave tourists "stranded for 30 minutes or longer."

Despite the successful use of 'Hells Bells', officials insist that park guests not attempt to sound-blast the bison on their own. Instead, any animal close encounters should be left to the authorities.