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Yellowstone Park Scorecard: Bison 1; Tourist, 0

July 23, 2009 by   - () Leave a Comment

A bull bison at Yellowstone National Park gored a 55-year-old tourist after the man got within 10 feet of the animal in a campground, according to the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News.

A news release from the park says the Norco, Calif., man was taking pictures of the bison when it charged him Wednesday morning (July 22).

The bison gored the man in his upper left thigh and punctured his leg. The man was taken to a park clinic and then to St. John‘s Medical Center in Jackson, Wyo. The injury is not life-threatening, according to the park.

Park officials say the man’s name was not immediately available.

The park requires visitors to stay at least 25 yards from bison. The animals can weigh up to 1 ton and run 30 mph.

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