2nd Woman Gored by Bison

This woman was visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park when she was charged
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2023 3:00 AM CDT
Updated Jul 19, 2023 9:14 AM CDT
Yellowstone Bison Gores Woman
Stock photo of a bison in Yellowstone National Park.   (Getty Images / mayur_gala777)
UPDATE Jul 19, 2023 9:14 AM CDT

A second woman was gored by a bison inside of a week in one of America's national parks, reports the New York Times. In the incident on Saturday, a Minnesota woman was visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota when she was attacked by a bison on the Painted Canyon Trail. Park officials said she suffered "significant injuries to her abdomen and foot," per CBS News. She was treated onsite before being taken to a hospital, where she was listed in serious but stable condition. The Times notes that Yellowstone National Park, the site of the previously reported goring of a woman on Monday, is home to thousands of bison; Theodore Roosevelt National Park is home to several hundred.

Jul 18, 2023 3:00 AM CDT

A 47-year-old Arizona woman visiting Yellowstone National Park was walking with another person near cabins on the north shore of Lake Yellowstone in Wyoming on Monday when they came upon two bison. The tourists turned to leave when one of the animals charged, USA Today reports. The woman was gored, and suffered "significant injuries to her chest and abdomen," the park says in a statement. She was taken to a hospital via helicopter and her current condition was not released. This is the park's first reported bison goring since last year, when two people were attacked, one in May and one in June.

During bison mating season, which runs from mid-July to mid-August, the animals can be more easily agitated, officials say. Officials say to stay at least 25 yards away from the animals at all times, NBC News reports; they can run three times faster than people. "It is unknown how close the individuals were to the bison when it charged," a press release from reads, per CNN. "This incident remains under investigation." (More Yellowstone National Park stories.)

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