In early May, 72-year-old Virginia Junk of Boise, Idaho, was rammed by a bison and pushed off a trail. Hancock was taken to a hospital with a hip injury and was in good condition.
Yellowstone officials say Kim Hancock, 59, of Santa Rosa, was among a group of people that got too close to the bison Wednesday morning on a boardwalk at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin.
The bull bison "became agitated and charged the crowd before immediately leaving the area".More news: Deandre Ayton will watch the NBA Finals with the Suns this evening
The latest attack at Yellowstone comes days after two people were attacked by elks in separate incidents.
Calving season is causing elk mothers to act aggressively as they protect their newborns and hide them near buildings or cars, park experts said.More news: Marcus Rashford Scores An Absolute Beauty For England
Hancock is the second person to be attacked by a bison this year, and the third hurt by wildlife in less than a week. Past year there were five bison attacks in the park.
As noted by Yellowstone officials: animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be. The statement noted that people should keep a distance of roughly 75 feet at least from certain animals including bison and elk, and stay even further away from bears and wolves. "When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space". "If you can't maintain these distances, turn around and find an alternate route".More news: Fears Are Rising That Drug Resistant Gonorrhoea Will Spread Across UK
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