On Monday, a 34-year-old man from Colorado Springs, Colorado was gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park near the Old Faithful geyser. The news release from the park says the man was walking on the boardwalk with his family when the bison charged at him.

The Colorado man sustained an injury on his arm and was taken to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. The park also said the incident continues to be investigated. This is the second report in 2022 of someone getting too close to a bison at the park and the animal responding by goring the individual. Bison are unpredictable animals and can run three times faster than a human being.

It is important to remember that the animals in Yellowstone National Park are wild animals that can be unpredictable and dangerous when approached. If you see an animal near a boardwalk, hiking trail, campsite, etc, be sure to give them plenty of space. Stay at least 25 yards away from larger animals like bison, moose, elk, bighorn sheep, and coyotes. Stay at least 100 yards away from wolves and bears. If needed, turn around and go the other way to avoid interaction with the animal.

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