A bison has injured a hiker in Yellowstone National Park. CBS reports how the bison hurt the 30 year old woman Sunday near a trail at the northern end of Yellowstone Lake is still unclear but she did suffer significant injuries:

“We’re not clear how the encounter with the bison occurred.” Yellowstone Spokeswoman Linda Veress

Park officials have not identified the woman. She was flown to a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Bison injure one or two people in Yellowstone a year on average, usually when people approach the animals. Park officials urge people to stay at least 25 yards away from large animals and at least 100 yards away from wolves and bears.

images from yellowstonenps flickr

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