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Senior Woman Gored By Bison In Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park – A senior woman from South Carolina was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to a hospital in Idaho after being gored by a bison in the Yellowstone National Park. According to the park service, the 83-year-old woman was gored on June 1 by a bison who was “defending its space.”

In a release, the park service said that the woman was lifted approximately a foot into the air when the bison gored her with its horns. She was airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center after being taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Her current condition is unknown. The park service issued a warning to other visitors, writing:

It’s your responsibility to respect safety regulations and view wildlife from a safe distance. Move away from wildlife if they approach you.
▪️ Wildlife in Yellowstone are wild and can be dangerous. Wild animals can be aggressive if people don’t respect their space. When an animal is near a campsite, trail, boardwalk, parking lot or in a developed area, give it space. It is your responsibility to stay more than 25 yards (23 m) away from all large animals – bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes – and at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves. If need be, move or turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in close proximity.

Bison are not aggressive animals, but they are responsible for the most injuries to people in Yellowstone National Park. They are known to be unpredictable and protective of their personal space.


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  1. people are such a bunch of clowns. what could possess you to get close to one of these animals. they are nothing but muscle and strength, something humans are no match against. what will it take to understand they will defend their space and their young even if it means killing some dumb ass visitor. you are in their territory, show respect and they won’t harm anyone. people just don’t learn. luckily these animals are not killed for human stupidity like they are in many other situations.

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