(ReclaimingAmerica.net) BREAKING NOW: Every year, park rangers at state and national parks across the United States of America warn visitors that wildlife is indeed wild and not to get too close to animals they encounter.
And every year, one or more visitors to state and national parks end up dead when they don’t heed those warnings.
It has happened again.
This time, a woman was gored to death by a bison inside Yellowstone National Park after ignoring warnings and getting so close to the bison that it charged her, gored her, and tossed her ten feet into the air.
According to several media reports, “The woman approached the bison on Monday morning despite warnings to remain more than 25 yards from the animals. When she came within 10 feet of the aggressive bison, it charged her, gored her, and tossed her 10 feet into the air.”
The 25-year-old woman died shortly after that at a hospital.
In a statement, the National Park Service said:
“Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild and can be dangerous when approached. 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 close proximity. This is the first reported incident in 2022 of a visitor threatening a bison (getting too close to the animal) and the bison responding to the threat by goring the individual. Bison have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal. They are unpredictable and can run three times faster than humans.”
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