The couple was issued a slight scolding over a video Kim posted last weekend, in which it appears Kanye’s taking them for an ATV ride across the range … as he chases some pronghorns, AKA American antelope.
At one point it sounds like Kim shouts, “I think you’re scaring them!!!” … and she’s probably right … which is why there are laws against it.
A spokesperson for the Wyoming Game & Fish Dept. tells TMZ … State laws prohibit this type of animal harassment. We’re told the department was made aware of Kim’s video and paid a visit to the manager of Kanye’s new ranch to make sure everyone is aware of the rules pertaining to wildlife.
We spoke with a source close to the couple who tell us they were simply cruising along when the animals came running by … Kim and Kanye came to a slow soon after the vid and let the pronghorns on their way. We’re told it wasn’t a chase … and they never disturbed the animals.
The good news for Kanye and Kim … this can simply be considered a lesson learned. We’re told no formal complaint was filed against them — only angry calls — so there’s currently no investigation into the incident.
If there were, the couple could get slapped with a citation and a $435 fine.
We broke the story … Kanye plunked down some serious cash for the property just outside Cody, Wyoming — called Monster Lake Ranch — which includes 8 lodging units, 2 fresh water lakes, a restaurant, an event center, and lots of barns, corrals and horses.
The asking price was $14 million for 4,500 acres, and while we know he didn’t pay full price … it’s still a lot of money.
So, the $435 fine certainly would be no biggie.