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South Carolina Woman Gored By Bison In Yellowstone NP

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Kevin Koile - Sheridan Media

An elderly South Carolina woman is in the hospital after getting too close to a bison.

Park officials sometime on Saturday, June 1st, the unidentified 83 year old woman was near the Storm Point Trail at Yellowstone Lake.

A nearby bison, who was defending its space, came within a few feet of the woman and lifted her, about 1 foot off of the ground with its horns.

The woman sustained serious injuries and she was transported to a clinic and later flown by a helicopter to a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

The incident remains under investigation and it is unknown as to whether the woman knew that the bison was nearby or not.

Yellowstone National Park officials recommend you stay at least 25 yards away from wildlife, and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.

Bison have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal.

They are not aggressive animals, but will defend their space when threatened.

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