Tourist Forgets to Social Distance From Bison — Gets Head-Butted in Yellowstone

A tourist approached a bison and the bison, naturally, didn't like and head-butted her to the ground.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

May 21, 20201 min read

Bison tourist
(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Coronavirus or not, tourists at Yellowstone continue to act like tourists.

This incident is a little bit more surprising considering all of the social distancing people — across the globe — have supposed to have been doing.

Not many details are known about this latest incident in Yellowstone except a woman was approaching a bison in the Old Faithful Upper Geyser Basin area and it didn’t like it.

The bison let the woman know by head-butting her to the ground.

Thankfully for the woman, her injuries were not significant enough to be taken to the hospital.

This is the first incident between a human and a bison in 2020 and with the Park only open for three days, it could be a banner year. Perhaps records will be broken.

The Old Faithful area has seen a lot of action so far this year. Just last week a woman — who entered the Park illegally — fell backwards into a thermal feature in the area sustaining burns.

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