Yellowstone Bison Sends 9 Year Old Girl Airborne
Every year we preach the lesson of NOT interfering with WILDLIFE in Yellowstone National Park. It is NOT a drive thru safari, these are WILD animals. Tourists tend to lend a deaf ear to our warnings, and continue to get dangerously close to the animals in the park.
In the latest installment of YNP injuries, a 9 year old girl fell victim to a Bull Bison. The situation occurred near Old Faithful. According to the press release from Park Officials, "a group of approximately 50 people stood within five to 10 feet of the bison for at least 20 minutes before the bison eventually charged."
A 9 year old girl from Florida was in the bull's path and was launched into the air by the annoyed bison. Thankfully she only had minor injuries, as the encounter could have easily been deadly.