A Colorado dad was gored by a bison at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park as he shielded his kids.
The family from Colorado Springs was walking on a boardwalk Monday near Giant Geyser when the bull charged, according to the park.
The family members did not leave the area and the bison charged, goring the 34-year-old father as he shielded his family.
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The man sustained an injury to his arm and was transported by ambulance to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
“Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild and can be dangerous when approached,” the National Park Service said in a statement. “When an animal is near a campsite, trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space. Stay more than 25 yards (23 m) away from all large animals – bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes – and at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves. If need be, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in proximity.”
“Bison are unpredictable and can run three times faster than humans,” the park added.
At the beginning of the month, a 25-year-old Ohio woman died after being stabbed by a bison.
VIDEO OF BISON CHARGING TOURISTS IN YELLOWSTONE: A visitor to Yellowstone National Park shot video of a bison that charged tourists Tuesday. 🎥: Rob Goodell— NBC Montana (@NBCMontana) June 28, 2022
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