There seems to be an unprecedented rise in wild animal attacks on humans in recent years. Some say it’s an impact of global climate change, others continued development and encroachment on animal habitats, and still, others see it as yet another sign of the End Times of the biblical apocalypse.
Whatever the reason, it is happening more often, and it has happened again. This time a woman was nearly killed by bison during a visit to Yellowstone National Park.
At first, there were reports that the woman from Ohio had been killed by the beast; however, the latest reports are that she was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and remains alive.
She was gored and tossed 10 feet into the air, witnesses say.
According to a news release, the 25-year-old woman approached the bison within 10 feet on the Monday of May 30, and two other people were within 25 yards of the animal.
As the bison walked near a boardwalk, the woman got closer, and the bison attacked her, tossing her dramatically into the air.
The woman suffered a severe puncture wound and other injuries, park officials said. She did not die at the park as was first reported and was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center; park officials told the press.
The woman’s name has been withheld, and the full extent of her injuries remains unknown.
Park rules require visitors to remain more than 25 yards from the animals, the largest mammals in North America, which are unpredictable, can top speeds of 35 mph, and can jump several feet.
An estimated 2,300 to 5,500 bison live at the park, and they have injured more people than any other animal, the park said.
There are signs all about the park that warn people to stay 25 yards from bison, elk, bighorn sheep, and moose and at least 100 yards from bears and wolves.
8 thoughts on “Woman Survives Attack From Bison At Yellowstone Park”
People seem to be stupid. While we were volunteering in Rocky National Park, I had to litterly go between people who wanted to take a picture with their children on the back of a moose. I endangered my life to keep them away.
The problem with signs is that the poster of the sign assumes the viewer of the sign can, in fact read and upon reading the sign, comprehends what the sign means.
In this case this woman either cannot read or was unable to understand what the signs were telling her. If she could read and did understand but chose to ignore the sign, then she is just plain stoooooopid and we all know that condition cannot be fixed. She was lucky this time so far and I hope she makes it, but, I hope she asks herself the question,” was getting really close to a 2000 lb. unpredictable horned animal really necessary. Darwin award for sure.
We won’t know if she qualifies for a Darwin Award unless she dies. Until then she just gets the Dumb Ass Award. If she dies from the wounds, then she is fully entitled to the Darwin Award. Darwin Awards are only handed out to those that die because of their actions, at least IMHO.
Those are WILD animals & they have been told to stay back farther than she was! Luckey gal in my thinking~~
I think everyone who visits National Parks and others, need to keep in the back of their head that they are the visitors, wandering around in the wildlife’s territory. The bison was surely letting her know in no uncertain terms, that she encroached his space. Glad she was not killed, and I hope she survives her injuries.
Stupid woman asked for everything she got
I live in the South Carolina Low Country
Alligators abundant in the wild .
I can’t tell you how many times I have tried to stop visiting inexperienced northern city folk from playing fetch with there dog in a tidal creek or lake . Response I get :” it’s not your lake “or “my dog can handle himself in the water “? Obviously none of these folks has ever seen an alligator or a gator attack, drown its prey …..
It’s wild life & a part of nature .
Folks please take a minute to educate yourselves wherever you are , know the wildlife in the area you are visiting & the potential dangers !
I wonder what makes people so incredibly stupid? Anyone that has a lick of sense knows that you do NOT, under any circumstances, approach a wild animal!!!! Must be democrats, liberals or progressives!!!
All of these caveats about climate change. The major misunderstanding about climate change is that it has allowed more and more dumb people to survive until they meet their injury or death in a totally predictable way of getting a selfie in front of a wild animal, on the edge of a cliff or some other man vs nature stunt. It’s not the animals stupid.