74-year-old Theodore Schrader and 72-year-old Patsy Holmes of Heber City, Utah are in stable condition after getting rammed by a bison at Yellowstone National Park.
The elderly couple were on a boardwalk at the Mud Volcano taking pictures when a bison approached on Wednesday. According to fox13now.com, the bison “butted” Patsy Holmes who was pushed into her husband. Holmes had was flown to a hospital in Idaho Falls and is in stable condition while Schrader only suffered minor injuries.
Yellowstone implemented a “Safe Selfie” policy earlier this year and advise visitor to give large animals at least 75 feet worth of space. Jonathan Shafer, a public affairs assistant at Yellowstone National Park, said this is the first confirmed incident where a bison injured a visitor this year. In 2015, five people were injured in separate incidents involving bison.
The husband and wife were not cited in the incident.
Here is an Instagram video taken from the boardwalk at the Mud Volcano just days ago showing how close tourist are getting to the park’s bison: