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83-Year Old Attacked by Bison at Yellowstone, Rangers Remind Visitors to Keep Distance


A shocking incident occurred on June 1 at Yellowstone Lake’s Storm Point Trail, where a bison gored an 83-year-old woman from Greenville, South Carolina. The bison, feeling threatened, charged at the woman, lifting her off the ground with its horns and causing serious injuries.

Park emergency responders rushed her to the Lake Medical Clinic, and she was later airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. The incident is under investigation, and the woman’s condition remains undisclosed.

This incident serves as a stark reminder for visitors to respect wildlife boundaries and maintain a safe distance. Yellowstone officials stress that wild animals can be dangerous and unpredictable, especially when feeling threatened or defending their space.

Safety Reminders:

  • Keep a safe distance: at least 25 yards away from large animals and 100 yards away from bears and wolves.
  • Move away if wildlife approaches you.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and avoid interacting with wild animals in close proximity.
  • Bison, in particular, are unpredictable and can run faster than humans.

By following these simple rules and taking the Yellowstone Pledge, you can help protect both human and animal safety, preserving the park’s beauty for future generations. Stay safe and respect wildlife boundaries!