Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Bison tosses 72-year-old woman off trail in Yellowstone

The following was sent out by Yellowstone National Park’s Office of Strategic Communications:
  • On the afternoon of May 1, 72-year-old Virginia Junk of Boise, Idaho, was butted in the thigh, pushed, and tossed off a trail by a bison in the Old Faithful area.
  • Junk did not see the animal as she walked around a bend in the trail and wasn't able to move away before the animal dropped its head and pushed her off the trail.
  • Rangers responded to the incident and treated Junk’s minor injuries.
  • Junk was transported by ambulance to Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho.
  • No citations were issued.
  • This is the first incident of a bison injuring a visitor in 2018. There was one incident in 2017 and five in 2015...MORE

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"No citations were issued" ...????

...for the bison or the unsuspecting hiker that was unable to keep the recommended distance away due to the blind curve that was on the trail that was designed by the park.

Or did they decline to issue a citation for being 'off the trail' after being butted by a bossy bison?