Another avoidable tragedy is coming out of Yellowstone National Park this morning.
You may remember the horrible story of a 25-year-old woman who was fatally gored and thrown 10 feet in the air when she got to close to a bison earlier this month.
Now it seems a 34-year-old Colorado man barely escaped the same fate.
We showed you the wild video yesterday (watch here), and it’s just stupidity at its finest. But as it turns out, the man actually was injured from the incident and sent to a nearby hospital.
According to MSN, the man and his family were walking on a boardwalk near Giant Geyser on Monday when a bull perceived them as a threat and charged. While the first attempt missed, the family remained in the area (smart…) and eventually the bison charged again.
Two of the adults fled, leaving a helpless small child behind. A third man grabbed the kid from harm’s way (potentially saving the kid’s life), but took a horn to the arm in the process.
He was sent to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for care and treatment. No word is out on his condition yet.
Add this to the catastrophic flooding experienced in the region and it’s been quite the storm of bad luck in the park for a while now.
Listen, I get wanting to stay around and see as many awesome sights as you can, hell Yellowstone National Park has been on my bucket list for years, but if a freaking bison is getting even relatively near me, let alone my family, I’m getting the HELL out of there.