Woman gored by bison at Yellowstone Park

Woman gored by bison at Yellowstone Park

Hancock was gored Wednesday morning by a bison after she was part of a group that approached within 10 yards of the animal.

A bison rammed and slightly injured a woman in Yellowstone in early May.

Hancock, who suffered a hip injury, was transported by paramedic ambulance to the Big Sky Medical Center, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

Kim Hancock, 59, of Santa Rosa, was in a crowd of people walking along a boardwalk at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin when the attack occurred, according to a statement from Yellowstone.

The bison - which can weigh up to 2,000lb - got agitated and crossed the boardwalk, charging the crowd and goring Hancock. She is listed as in good condition, according to the release.

Safety tips from Yellowstone park officials can be found here.

The latest attack at Yellowstone comes days after two people were attacked by elks in separate incidents.

This is the second bison attack in the park this year. Park officials said in a release that they don't know if the same elk was involved in both incidents.

The two women were among four people injured by various types of wildlife in the park in just over a month.

Yellowstone warned that animals in the park are "wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be". Rangers advise staying at least 25 yards away from animals like bison and elk, the park said. "When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space".

"If you can't maintain these distances, turn around and find an alternate route", the park advised.

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