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A Little Girl Was Injured By A Bison In Yellowstone National Park


This past Monday, July 22, a nine-year-old girl was injured during an incident with a bison near the Observation Point Trail in the Old Faithful Geyser area.

According to a news release from Yellowstone National Park, witnesses said that a group of approximately 50 people were with 5-10 feet of the bison for at least 20 minutes. The close proximity to the animal is thought to be what caused it to charge the people.

During the charge, a nine-year-old girl from Odessa, FL was tossed into the air by the bull bison, as can be seen in the video above. Other tourists can be seen fleeing the area as the animal charged the little girl.

The girl was taken to the Old Faithful Lodge where she was assessed and treated by park emergency medical providers, and then later taken to and released from Old Faithful Clinic. There have been no reports as to the young girl's condition.

Park officials are continuing to remind visitors that the animals at Yellowstone National Parks, as well as any park or public land or wilderness, are wild and should be treated as such. Information on safety and how to avoid issues with animals can be found at the Yellowstone National Park website.

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