Woman Knocked Down and Injured by Bison in Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone bison. Credit: NPSA woman got knocked down and injured by a bison in Yellowstone National Park yesterday, just two days after the park reopened to the public.
Related: VIDEO: Parents Run Away As Bison Tosses 9-Year Old Girl Into the Air at Yellowstone National Park A press release from the park says the incident happened in the Old Faithful Upper Geyser Basin when she got too close to the animal.
Park emergency medical providers responded to the incident immediately. She was assessed and refused transport to a medical facility.
The press release also reminds us that wildlife in Yellowstone National Park is wild. When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space. Stay 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, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild ani.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains