Just two days after the opening of Yellowstone National Park, a female visitor was injured Wednesday after approaching too close to a bison in the Old Faithful Upper Geyser Basin, according to a Park release.  

Park emergency medical providers responded to the incident immediately. She was assessed and refused transport to a medical facility.

The incident remains under investigation, and no more information was released.

When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, Park personnel ask visitors to give it space. Stay 25 yards away from all large animals -- bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves. If need be, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in close proximity.

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Isn't there a fine for harassing wildlife? Sometimes that seems to get their attention. Common sense was left in the car.


The scoreboard started early this year! Might be an easy fix to Covid-19 positive visitors this year...

Fox Blue River

But did she stay on for 8 seconds?


It is extremely hard to fix stupid.


Wow! only 2 days in the season and it is already Hot Springs 1, Buffalo 1, and tourists 0.

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