BISON ATTACK: 83-Year-Old Woman Gored and Seriously Injured in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming – A terrifying incident unfolded at Yellowstone National Park as an 83-year-old woman from Greenville, South Carolina, was attacked and seriously injured by a bison. Park officials revealed that the incident took place near the Storm Point Trail at Yellowstone Lake on Saturday when the bison lifted the woman about a foot off the ground with its horns.

The victim suffered severe injuries and was promptly transported to a medical facility within the park before being airlifted to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Further details about the woman’s identity and current condition were not immediately disclosed.

According to reports, the bison’s behavior was attributed to its need to defend its territory. Authorities are now conducting an investigation into the incident. Yellowstone National Park regulations mandate individuals to maintain a distance of at least 25 yards (23 meters) from large animals like bison, elk, deer, and moose, and at least 100 yards (91 meters) from bears and wolves.

This unfortunate event is not the first of its kind at Yellowstone. In past years, bison have been involved in similar attacks, injuring visitors. The park serves as a habitat for a variety of wildlife, making it crucial for visitors to adhere to safety guidelines and respect the natural surroundings of these animals to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future. Visitors are encouraged to exercise caution and awareness while exploring the park to ensure their safety and the well-being of the wildlife.