A second visitor has been gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park in just three days.
Officials say a 71-year-old woman from West Chester, Pennsylvania was attacked by a bull bison near Storm Point at Yellowstone Lake on Wednesday.
The incident happened when the woman and her daughter accidentally approached the bison as they were returning to their vehicle, which was parked at the start of a trail.
She suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was taken for treatment to a hospital in Cody, Wyoming.
“The woman and her daughter inadvertently approached the bison as they returned to their vehicle at the trailhead, causing the bull bison to charge,” the National Park Service said.
“The woman was transported by ambulance to West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyoming.”
It is the third reported bison attack in Yellowstone National Park this year and came two days after a bison gored a 34-year-old Colorado man on Monday.
This animal attacked the man when he stepped in to help two adults and a child that video showed the bison had been concentrating on.
The man managed to pull the child away from the animal before being thrown to the ground and giving him an arm injury requiring hospital treatment.
On May 30, a woman was attacked after approaching a bison at Black Sand Basin.
Park officials say visitors should stay more than 25 meters from all large animals and at least 100 meters from bears and wolves. Despite their size, bison can run three times faster than humans, say animal experts.
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