By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A Ohio woman was gored by a bison and thrown 10 feet in the air in Yellowstone National Park on Monday after getting too close to the animal, park officials announced late Tuesday.
The 25-year-old woman from Grove City, Ohio, approached to within 10 feet of a bison on Monday morning, officials said. Two other people were also within 25 yards of the same bison.
As the bison walked near a boardwalk at Black Sand Basin, just north of Old Faithful, the woman approached the animal. The bison gored her and tossed her 10 feet into the air.
The woman sustained a puncture wound and other injuries that were not immediately specified.
Park emergency medical providers responded to the incident and transported the woman to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
The incident remains under investigation, but park officials said there was no other information to share immediately.
This is the first bison goring of 2022 in the park, but park officials noted Yellowstone bison have injured more people in the park than any other animal.
Earlier in the season, a tourist was caught on video getting too close to a bison, but the individual escaped unharmed.
An elderly California woman was gored by a bison in summer 2020 after she got too close to the animal while trying to photograph it.
An Iowa woman was also caught on video being attacked by a bison in 2020, but it was in Custer State Park. She was de-pantsed during the encounter.