Yellowstone Bison Gores Girl Posing for Photo

Exchange student suffers non-life-threatening injuries
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2015 8:59 AM CDT
Yellowstone Bison Gores Girl Posing for Photo
In this 2012 file photo, a herd of bison are seen on the Fort Peck Reservation near Poplar, Mont.   (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

A 16-year-old Taiwanese exchange student got a little too close to a bison while sightseeing with her host family at Yellowstone National Park, reports CBS News, and was gored by the animal. The National Park Service says the girl was between three and six feet from the bison on Friday near Old Faithful when she turned her back to pose for a picture; the animal turned and gored her, causing serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Bison are "unpredictable and dangerous," says the Park Service, per ABC News; "Visitors are reminded that Yellowstone wildlife is wild. Wildlife should not be approached, no matter how tame or calm they appear." (More Yellowstone National Park stories.)

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