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Bay Area Woman Gored By Bison At Yellowstone National Park

09 June 2018

Hancock and a crowd of people approached within 10 yards of the bison while walking along a boardwalk.

Park officials said that, at one point, people in the group were closer than 15ft from the bison. The animal then immediately left the area, park officials said.

Hancock sustained a hip injury, but was in good condition after being transported to a nearby hospital, the park service said.

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She is now in good condition and the incident remains under investigation. That's perhaps the lesson for a 59-year-old California woman who was gored by a bison in Yellowstone on Wednesday.

The park service said Wednesday's incident remains under investigation.

There have been two bison attacks so far in 2018.

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This incident is being investigated by Park staff; there is no word yet on whether the woman will be cited.

Hancock is the second person to be attacked by a bison this year, and the third hurt by wildlife in less than a week.

Rangers said: "Animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be". There was one incident in 2017 and five in 2015.

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Park officials not that it's very common for cow elk to aggressively defend newborn calves and hide them near buildings and cars. 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".

Bay Area Woman Gored By Bison At Yellowstone National Park