Bison Attacks Woman Posing for Selfie


A woman visiting Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming in the US was injured after posing for a selfie in front of a bison.

Bison, also known as buffalo, are one of the largest terrestrial animals in both North America and Europe with an average weight of 1,000-2,000 pounds. Despite their large size, the creatures can run up to 40 miles per hour.

A woman, aged 43, and her daughter were only about 6 yards away from the large animal in Yellowstone National Park when the attack happened. A passerby warned them that they were too close, but the woman turned her back to get a selfie anyway and the bison charged at her.

The woman and her daughter attempted to run from the creature, but the bison managed to flip the woman into the air. Thankfully, she only suffered minor injuries.

The Yellowstone National Park is urging tourists not to get too close to any animal, as there have already been two other bison attacks earlier in the year. The first involved a bison goring a 68-year-old woman and the second was a 16-year-old girl who was also flipped into the air by a bison after going off a trail.

Apparently bison attacks are common with an average of 2 incidents per year recorded. The incidents only happen, however, as a result of getting too close to the animals. Yellowstone National Park rules state that one must not be within 25 yards of a bison or within 100 yards of a bear or wolf.