In just three days since the last attack, a 71-year-old woman from Pennsylvania has become the second person to be gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park. This marks the third attack within the past 32 days as well.
On Thursday, the National Park Service released a statement and confirmed that the attack occurred near Yellowstone’s Storm Point at Yellowstone Lake, when the woman and her daughter “inadvertently approached the bison as they were returning to their vehicle at the trailhead, causing the bull bison to charge.”
The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital in Cody, Wyoming. The incident is under investigation, and the park service said there’s no additional information to share.
ABC News got some scoped of the story:
A 71-year-old woman was gored by a bull bison at Yellowstone National Park, making her the third person attacked by a bison at the park this year.
A park official said that the Pennsylvania woman and her daughter were headed back to their vehicle at Storm Point at Yellowstone Lake on Wednesday when they inadvertently approached the bison, causing it to charge at them.
The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was sent to West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyoming.
The goring is the second bison attack this week. On Tuesday, a 34-year-old man was “walking with his family on a boardwalk when a bull bison charged the group.”
“Family members did not leave the area, and the bull bison continued to charge and gored the male,” the park service said in a statement at the time. The man suffered an arm injury and was taken to a hospital.
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And on May 30, a 25-year-old woman was gored by a bison and thrown ten feet in the air after approaching the animal and getting within ten feet of it. The woman “sustained a puncture wound and other injuries,” the park service said.
The National Park Service urges visitors to stay more than 25 yards away from large animals including bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, and moose, and 100 yards away from bears and wolves.