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Another Tourist Injured By Yellowstone Bison

Bison in Yellowstone National Park
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Bull bison in Yellowstone National Park

A 62-year-old Australian is the second Yellowstone National Park visitor to be injured by a bison this year.

The Park Service says the man sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries after an encounter with a bison near Old Faithful Lodge around 11:00 Tuesday morning.

According to witness reports, several people were crowding a bison that was lying on the grass near an asphalt path when the man approached the animal while taking pictures with an electronic notepad. He got within three to five  feet from the bison when it charged him, tossing him into the air several times.

The victim was transported to a ground ambulance and then taken by helicopter ambulance for further medical treatment.

On May 13, a 16-year-old Taiwanese exchange student was gored by a bison in Yellowstone while trying to have her picture taken.

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