A THIRD person is gored by a bison in Yellowstone in just four weeks: Pennsylvania woman, 71, is injured after animal attacked while she and her daughter were returning to their car at trailhead
Another person was gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday, bringing the count to three people in four weeks to have been injured by the park’s wild buffalo in the past month.
La vittima, a 71-year-old woman from West Chester, Pennsylvania, was attacked when she accidentally approached the animal while she and her daughter returned to their car.
The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to the National Park Service, and was transported to a hospital in Cody, Wyoming.
Another person was gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday, bringing the count to three people in four weeks to have been injured by the park’s wild buffalo in the past month
The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to the National Park Service, and was transported to a hospital in Cody, Wyoming
‘The woman and her daughter inadvertently approached the bison as they were returning to their vehicle at the trailhead, causing the bull bison to charge,’ the National Park Service said in a news release.
The incident occurred near Storm Point, on the Yellowstone Lake in the Wyoming portion of the park.
Nella loro dichiarazione, the Park Service described bison as ‘wild and unpredictable,’ and advised that people always stay at least 25 yards from the animals.
‘Approaching bison threatens them and they may respond by bluff charging, head bobbing, pawing, bellowing, or snorting,’ the National Park Service said. ‘These are warning signs that you are too close and that a charge is imminent.’
The incident comes just days after a 34-year-old man, as seen above, was also gored while walking on a path near a bison
The incident comes just days after a 34-year-old man was also gored while walking on a path near a bison.
Dramatic footage from that incident showed the man pulling a young boy out of the path of the charging buffalo and being rundown instead. The man suffered injuries to his arm.
‘The male was walking with his family on a boardwalk when a bull bison charged the group,’ the Park said in a statement.
‘Family members did not leave the area, and the bull bison continued to charge and gored the male.’
And in May, a bison gored and killed a 25-year-old woman in Yellowstone National Park after she approached the animal despite explicit warning signs in the area instructing visitors to stay at least 25-yards away from dangerous wildlife.
The bison was walking near a boardwalk at Black Sand Basin, just north of Old Faithful, when the out-of-state visitor approached it.
She got within 10-feet before the animal impaled her with its horn and tossed her 10 feet into the air.
The woman later died according to the park officials. The woman from Grove City, Ohio, sustained a puncture wound and other injuries.
Tourists were just recently allowed to return to Yellowstone, after the park was ravaged by record breaking flooding that permanently diverted rivers, washed out roads and bridges, and left nearby towns submerged in torrents of flowing water.
Park officials initially expected the park to remain closed for months as they dealt with the damage, but then decided to open the park within two weeks of the floodwaters receding.
During the flooding and in the days after, park officials warned people to remain extra vigilant for wild animals that may have been displaced by the waters.