For the third time in less than 1 month, and for the second time in a 3-day span, a visitor to the nation’s first National Park got too close to wildlife.
A media release from the park says a 71-year old woman from West Chester, Pennsylvania and her daughter were returning to their vehicle, when they inadvertently got too close to a bison and the bison charged.
The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries after the encounter and was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Cody.
The incident is still under investigation.
Park officials recommend all visitors stay at least 25 yards away from large animals such as bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes and at least 100 yards from bears and wolves.
Bison are unpredictable and can run three times faster than humans.