Yellowstone Bison Attacks People
Two people were attacked and badly injured Wednesday in Yellowstone Park. The couple from Utah where trying to take a picture of the wild bison. The animal began to move towards them and suddenly attacked the couple. The man, who is 74, fell on his wife, 72, and they both fell to the ground.
Park Rangers helped the couple move from the trail a quarter mile to the road. They were taken to Lake Clinic and then airlifted to Idaho Falls.This is the first time in 2017 that someone was injured by a bison.
The husband only had minor injuries and both he and his wife are in stable condition. Five other humans were injured from
attacks in 2015.
The Yellowstone park asks visitors to take a pledge, a personal promise, when they arrive at the park:
To be a steward and help protect myself and the park, I pledge to:
Practice safe selfies by never approaching animals to take a picture.
Stay on boardwalks in thermal areas.
Protect hot springs by not throwing anything into them.
Park in designated areas and avoid blocking traffic.
Stay with my car if I’m stuck in a wildlife jam.
Follow speed limits and pull over to let cars pass.
Travel safely in bear country by carrying bear spray, making noise, and hiking in groups.
Keep my food away from animals.
Recycle what I can and put my garbage in bear-proof containers.
Report resource violations by calling 911 or talking to a ranger.
Thanks for taking the pledge and showing your dedication to Yellowstone