For the second time this year, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming has experienced a bison attack, with this one resulting in a man being taken to the hospital.
Video footage showed a family standing fairly close to the bison near Giant Geyser at Old Faithful. The bison then charged at them before a group of four or five people, including a child, run in attempt to escape.
Park officials said one person, a 34-year old Colorado man, sustained an arm injury after being gored. The injured man was taken to an Idaho hospital by ambulance.
The video was recorded by parkgoer Roger Goodell and may be difficult to watch. The story continues below the video.
“Goodell says prior to recording the video he had been following the bison for a while. He watched the situation unfold, and claims the man seen wearing a hat in the video approached the bison and got too close.
According to Goodell, the man who was pummeled was the first to get the bison riled up. The bison then went after the older couple because the child ran toward them.”
Utah’s Antelope Island park manager Jeremy Shaw said people put themselves in danger by getting too close to the otherwise fairly laid-back animal.
“They always want to get closer and closer for photos,” Shaw said, via WGN. “But ultimately, any time there is a dangerous interaction with wildlife, it’s because the person got too close.”