Bison gores a woman who approaches an animal in Yellowstone

A woman was gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming after she approached the animal Monday morning, park officials said.

The unidentified 25-year-old man from Grove City, Ohio walked toward the bovine as it approached a boardwalk north of Old Faithful, according to a news release.

When she got within 10 feet of the animal, it gored her and tossed her 10 feet into the air, authorities said.

The victim suffered a puncture wound and other injuries and was taken to a hospital, authorities said.

Visitors to Yellowstone are advised to stay at least 75 feet away from large animals such as bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes, and at least 300 feet away from bears and wolves.

“Bison have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal. They are unpredictable and can run three times faster than humans,” park officials warned.

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