Bison gores man after suing family who visited Yellowstone National Park, rangers say

A bison charged a family visiting Yellowstone National Park and impaling a man, park rangers said.

A 34-year-old man from Colorado Springs, Colorado, was gored by a bison near Old Faithful on Sunday, June 27, the National Park Service said.

“The male was walking with his family on a boardwalk when a bull bison attacked the group,” park officials said in a June 28 press release. “Family members did not leave the area, and the bull bison kept attacking and igniting the male.”

Video made by Rob Goodell and shared with NBC Montana shows relatives rushing to pick up a small child as the bison charges at them. An elderly relative threw the child through the air to get them away from the bison while other relatives ran, the video shows.

The bison then turned and walked in the opposite direction of the family, according to the video.

The man’s arm was injured and he was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Park officials did not disclose his condition or identity.

It is the second time in 2022 that a bison has stung a tourist in Yellowstone.

Bison shreds tourist and throws her 10 feet in Yellowstone National Park, rangers say:

On May 30, a 25-year-old woman was impaled by a bison and flung three meters into the air. The woman had walked up to the bison on a boardwalk near the Old Faithful geyser and came within 10 feet.

In Yellowstone, several tourists have been injured by bison over the years.

“Bison has injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal,” park rangers said. “They are unpredictable and can run three times faster than humans.”

Bisons are huge animals which, according to the park, can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and run at up to 30 miles per hour. Park visitors must remain at least 75 feet away from bison at all times.

Last year, a 30-year-old woman was hiking with a friend on a Yellowstone trail when she encountered a bison and suffered serious injuries. At the time, park rangers did not know why the bison injured the woman.

In 2020 was a woman knocked to the ground by a bison after coming within 25 feet. A 72 year old woman was also gored by a bison in Yellowstone as she approached the animal to take a photo.

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