Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

Bison Gores Man in Yellowstone National Park

There has been a second bison encounter in Yellowstone National Park resulting in visitor injury this season.

Around 11 a.m., a 62-year-old Australian man approached a bison lying in some grass near the Old Faithful Lodge. He was attempting to take pictures and got three to five feet away from the animal when it charged, tossing him into the air. Other visitors were crowding the bison as well.

When rangers arrived, the bison was approximately 100 yards away from where the encounter occurred. The Australian man was taken by ambulance to a helicopter ambulance for further treatment. He sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to park officials.

Visitors are reminded to keep their distance from wildlife in Yellowstone. You should keep a minimum of 25 yards between yourself and animals such as bison, elk, deer, moose and coyotes. For bears and wolves, keep at least 100 yards away.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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