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Yellowstone Bison Gores Teen Girl Tourist Taking Its Picture

By    |   Monday, 18 May 2015 06:48 AM

A bison in Yellowstone National Park gored a Taiwanese exchange student with its horns on Friday, resulting in serious but not life threatening injuries.

According to park rangers, the 16-year-old student was hiking near the Old Faithful Geyser when saw and joined a group of people standing near the bison. The girl, standing only 3-6 feet from the animal, turned her back to it to take a picture.

That's when the bison lunged forward, ramming the teen with its horns.

Many people were still near the bison when rangers responded to the scene, and moved the girl a safe distance away.

She was soon taken by helicopter ambulance to Old Faithful Clinic, The Associated Press reported.

Yellowstone National Park recommend staying at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards away from bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes. Bison in particular may seem innocuous because of their large size, but rangers stated that they could sprint three times faster than humans.

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