Elderly Woman ‘Gored’

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(TheRedAlertNews.com) – In a dreadful incident at Yellowstone National Park, an 83-year-old woman from South Carolina was violently attacked and “gored” by a bison, as confirmed by federal authorities.

The encounter took place near the Storm Point Trail at Yellowstone Lake, where the bison, reportedly acting in defense of its territory, propelled the elderly woman into the air with its formidable horns, according to a statement from the National Park Service (NPS).

Following the attack, the woman was found to have sustained serious injuries, The Daily Caller reports.

Initial medical attention was provided at the Lake Medical Clinic within the park, after which she required urgent air transportation to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

The National Park Service emphasized the importance of adhering to park safety protocols.

In a formal statement, they reminded visitors that “it’s the visitor’s responsibility to respect safety regulations and view wildlife from a safe distance. Move away from wildlife if they approach you.”

To further safeguard the well-being of park visitors, the NPS reiterated guidelines concerning the necessary distances humans should maintain from various wildlife species.

Specifically, the park advises staying at least 25 yards away from larger animals such as bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes, and a minimum of 100 yards from predators like bears and wolves.

Additionally, park officials advocate for the prudent action of retreating in the opposite direction when encountering large wildlife to avoid any potential threats.

Despite their generally non-aggressive nature, bison are known for their unpredictability and can become hostile if they perceive their space to be encroached upon, the NPS clarified in their release.

Notably, bison are capable of reaching speeds that are triple that of a human’s sprint, making them particularly dangerous.

They “have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal,” park officials have recorded.

In a previous incident in 2023, a bison attack left an Arizona woman with severe injuries, FOX10 reported.

The woman’s fiancé, who was present during the unfortunate event, recounted to FOX10 how the bison launched a sudden charge and struck her in the abdomen, resulting in her being catapulted “eight, ten feet in the air.”

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