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Bison injures woman in Yellowstone National Park

Bison injures woman in Yellowstone National Park
Bison injures woman in Yellowstone National Park
Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 9:22 AM MDT
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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A bison has injured a hiker in Yellowstone National Park.

How the bison hurt the unidentified woman Sunday near a trail at the northern end of Yellowstone Lake is unclear. A park spokeswoman describes the injuries as significant.

The Billings Gazette reports that she was flown to a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Bison injure one or two people in Yellowstone a year on average.

Park officials urge people to stay at least 25 yards away from large animals and at least 100 yards away from wolves and bears.

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