Woman Injured by Bison in Yellowstone

Attempting to take selfie

The injured woman was the fifth person to be injured this year after approaching a bison in Yellowstone. Three of those incidents involved taking photos. (Samantha Kulpinski / Flickr)

A bison attacked a woman after she tried to take a selfie with the animal on July 21 in Yellowstone National Park, according to a National Park Service press release. The woman was later released from the Old Faithful Clinic with minor injuries.

The 43-year-old was the fifth person this year to be injured after approaching a bison in Yellowstone. Three of those incidents involved taking photos, according to CNN.

“People need to recognize that Yellowstone wildlife is wild, even though they seem docile,” Old Faithful District Ranger Colleen Rawlings said in the release. “This woman was lucky that her injuries were not more severe.”

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