Gruesome Bison Attack At Yellowstone
A Colorado man is in the hospital after he and his family were attacked Monday by an angry bison at Yellowstone National Park.
In video footage taken by a bystander, Rob Goodell and his family get surprisingly close to the bison near the Giant Geyser at Old Faithful before the territorial bison charges at them. The family of five, including a child, took off running.
While trying to escape the beast, the 34-year-old man, was gored and sustained a serious arm injury,
The injured man was transported by ambulance to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Goodell says prior to recording the video he had been following the bison for a while. He said as he watched the man seen in the video wearing a hat, approach the bison and he got too close.
According to Goodell, the man who was pummeled was the first to make the bison go on the offense. The bison then went after the older couple as the child ran toward them.
Jeremy Shaw, a park manager at Utah’s Antelope Island, said people often get too close to bison. “They always want to get closer and closer for photos. But ultimately, any time there is a dangerous interaction with wildlife, it’s because the person got too close.”
This is the second reported incident in 2022 of a visitor getting too close to a bison, prompting the animal to go on the offensive
The incident remains under investigation.