There’s a reason AC/DC are legends. Some might say it’s their historic number of albums sold. Some might say it’s their ability to fill out stadiums easily. Some might say it’s their clear influence on rock music since their debut. We say, however, it’s their ability to keep wildlife off highways as police in the US state of Montana have displayed.
Consequence Of Sound reports that the Gallatin County’s Sheriff’s Office has been blaring AC/DC’s ‘Hells Bells’ in West Yellowstone to move a herd of bison off highways.
The office posted on their Facebook page about a recent incident that required the Back In Black classic’s help.
“Being a deputy around West Yellowstone comes with unusual duties, including herding bison off the highway so no one gets hurt,” the post reads.
“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.”
Strangely, this isn’t the only case of “sweet riffs fending off wildlife” story we’ve heard recently. Last month, we reported on a Canadian woman who used Metallica’s ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ to scare off a cougar. Whatever works.