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A Yellowstone Bison Photo Goes Terribly Wrong

Tourist was charged, tossed in air
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2015 3:18 AM CDT
Updated Jun 3, 2015 4:10 AM CDT
Another Yellowstone Bison Pic Goes Badly Wrong
Bison graze near a stream in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.    (AP Photo/Robert Graves, File)

A 62-year-old Australian visitor to Yellowstone National Park has some close-up pictures of an annoyed bison—and some serious but not life-threatening injuries. Park officials say the bison "was already getting agitated" by people crowding around it when the tourist started snapping photos from just 3 to 5 feet away, and the man was tossed in the air several times after the animal charged him, the AP reports.

Less than three weeks ago, in the same part of the park, a 16-year-old Taiwanese girl was gored while posing for a photo too close to a bison. The park, which warns visitors that bison are unpredictable creatures that can move three times as fast as people, recommends staying at least 25 yards away, CNN reports. (In other animal news, check out this bizarre moose fight.)

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