2nd visitor in 3 days gored by Yellowstone park bison

Yellowstone Bison Goring
Posted at 10:57 AM, Jul 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-01 13:15:10-04

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — For the second time in three days, a visitor to Yellowstone National Park has been gored by a bison.

Park officials said a 71-year-old woman from West Chester, Pennsylvania, and her daughter inadvertently approached the bison Wednesday as they were returning to their vehicle at a Yellowstone Lake trailhead.

The bison attacked the 71-year-old, who was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Cody, Wyoming.

On Monday, a 34-year-old Colorado man got too close to a bison and was thrown as he grabbed a child. An Ohio woman was gored in May.

Park officials said bison are unpredictable and visitors should stay more than 25 yards away. They can run three times faster than humans, according to the Park Service.