According to TODAY, the woman, who was visiting Yellowstone from Ohio, came within 10 feet of the bison, when the bison turned and charged her, lifting her 10 feet in the air.
The big beast was walking near a boardwalk at Black Sand Basin, right near the Old Faithful geyser, when the woman approached it.
The National Park Service said in a statement:
“Consequently, the bison gored the woman and tossed her 10 feet into the air. The woman sustained a puncture wound and other injuries.”
The park’s medical staff quickly came to treat the woman, and she was sent to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, and the incident was still under investigation.
Although bison have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal, this incident was the first of 2022 where a visitor was gored by one.
You hate to see this happen to anybody, but Yellowstone National Park is very vocal about keeping your distance from wildlife that can potentially danger both yourself and the creature.
Keep in mind, park rules state that you must stay 25 yards or further from bison.
It’s highly recommend that visitors stay more than 25 yards away from all large animals such as bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes, while staying at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.
Bison are extremely powerful animals, known to charge at people when they feel scared or threatened.
Here’s an example of a bison lifting another bison off the ground… just imagine what it could do to a person.
Woman Plays Dead To Avoid Charging Bison At Yellowstone National Park
When will people learn…
It should go without saying, but don’t try and pet a bison people…
Anyways… now we have another lady who barely escaped, in fact… tripping over her own feet might’ve saved her life.
A unnamed woman was recently touring Yellowstone National Park and found herself running for her life when she got too close to a charging bison.
She tripped, fell flat on her face, and then played dead, and lucky for her, the charging bison pumped the brakes right before running her clean over.
According to KBZK, the woman was a “Montana local” and knew that she should “play dead,” but I have to ask… if you know to “play dead” when a bison tries to smash you like a bug, then how come you don’t know to stay the hell away from them?
Like, ya know?
I mean, here’s the bison warning from Yellowstone right now…
Basically, keep your distance from moose, stay WAY the hell away from bears, and Bison? Don’t even think about it…
And yet somehow, we have a new story every day with some bozo wandering right up to the herd to get a pic for the ‘Gram.