An Anoka County family witnessed a frightening scene last week when a woman was gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park. The incident occurred on the evening of June 25, 2020, at the female’s campsite at Bridge Bay Campground.
“The series of events that led to the goring suggest the bison was threatened by being repeatedly approached to within 10 feet. Bison are wild animals that respond to threats by displaying aggressive behaviors like pawing the ground, snorting, bobbing their head, bellowing, and raising their tail. If that doesn’t make the threat (in this instance it was a person) move away, a threatened bison may charge. To be safe around bison, stay at least 25 yards away, move away if they approach, and run away or find cover if they charge.”
– Chris Geremia, Yellowstone’s Senior Bison Biologist