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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 12:57:43-04

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 say 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 say 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.