Bison gores woman who got too close at Yellowstone

10 June, 2018, 04:57 | Author: Sheila Harris
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A woman was gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park Wednesday after a crowd got too close to the animal, according to park officials.

Jake Frank, a spokesperson for Yellowstone National Park, warned even if a bison doesn't feel threatened by you, if you get close and it bumps you, that's going to hurt.

Park officials have launched an investigation, but state that Hancock and other tourists had approached within 10 yards of the bison while walking on the boardwalk.

Wenk claims he didn't plan to leave until March 2019, opting to forego a transfer to Washington, D.C., where he'd run the service's parks in that area. She was taken to the hospital with a hip injury and was in good condition, the park said.

There have been several incidents already in the park this summer, with four people injured by wildlife in the last few months.

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The latest attack at Yellowstone comes days after two people were attacked by elks in separate incidents. Dan Wenk said the National Park Service will replace him with a new superintendent this August.

On Sunday, a 51-year-old employee at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel was attacked by a mother elk protecting its calf about 20 feet away, hidden by cars.

On May 2, a 72-year-old Idaho woman was butted in the thigh, pushed and tossed off a trail by a bison near Old Faithful.

"After 42 ½ years, I felt like it was a punitive action to have me leave Yellowstone National Park, especially when they have not told me why they want me to go to the National [Capital] Region", Wenk said.

Safety tips from Yellowstone park officials can be found here. Predators like wolves and bears require greater caution and a minimum distance of 100 yards. In 2017, there was only one incident at Yellowstone of a visitor being injured by a bison while 2015 saw five such incidents.

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