The 72-year-old Californian woman is eaten by a bison in Yellowstone National Park after repeatedly approaching the wild animal to photograph it
- The incident occurred last Thursday evening at Bridge Bay Campground, 30 miles from Yellowstone's eastern entrance
- The woman was flown to the hospital and her current condition is unknown
- Another woman in Yellowstone was attacked by a wild bison last month after trying to follow closely.
- Last Monday, a hiker in the park was pushed and scratched by a bear on the ground. she managed to fend off the animal with bear spray
A California woman is in hospital after being repeatedly eaten by a wild bison in Yellowstone National Park.
The 72-year-old, who was not publicly identified, was attacked at Bridge Bay Campground last Thursday after approaching the wild animal to take a photo.
The woman was immediately looked after by park rangers before being flown to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for further helicopter treatment. Its current status is unknown.
A 72-year-old California woman is in the hospital after being repeatedly eaten by a wild bison in Yellowstone National Park last Thursday evening. One of the animals is pictured in the park in March
A press release from the National Park Service on Monday said the women were within 10 feet of the bison before being bored.
"To be safe near bisons, stay at least 25 meters away, move away as they approach, and run or find cover when they attack," the park's lead bison biologist says , Chris Geremia, quoted in the statement.
“Bison are wild animals that respond to threats by showing aggressive behaviors, such as B. scratch the ground, snort, move your head, roar and lift your tail. If that does not move the threat (in this case it was a person), an endangered bison can attack. & # 39;
The National Park Service says the incident is still under investigation.
A press release from the National Park Service on Monday said the women were within 10 feet of the bison before being bored. Officials advise keeping at least 25 feet away from the animals
There have been three animal attacks in Yellowstone since the park reopened two of its five entrances five weeks ago
It is the second bison attack in Yellowstone in just over a month. Another woman was injured by one of the animals on May 20, "after she followed it too closely." She was treated in the park, but refused to be flown to the hospital.
Meanwhile, a 37-year-old woman was scratched by a bear in Yellowstone last Monday when she came across the animal with her cub.
The solo hiker was on the Fairy Fall Trail near Old Faithful in Missouri when the bear knocked her over and scratched her thigh. She suffered facial injuries, but was able to ward off the animal with bear spray.
The three attacks occur after Yellowstone reopened two of its five entrances on May 18 after the coronavirus pandemic closed.
Visitors flock to the park during the summer season. Rangers ask tourists to give the animals space near a path, a promenade, a parking lot or in an developed area.
They recommend at least 91 m for bears and wolves and 23 m for large animals such as bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, elk and coyotes.
Experts estimate that there are approximately 5,000 bison in Yellowstone National Park
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