Woman Attacked By Bison While Taking Selfie In Yellowstone

A 43-year-old woman was attacked and thrown by a bison in Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday while taking a selfie. She and her family had seen the park signage discouraging visitors from doing exactly what she then did, but “saw other people close to the bison, so they thought it would be OK,” according to park ranger Colleen Rawlings, prompting the question: If other random Yellowstone visitors were jumping off a cliff, would you do it too?

The woman is the fifth person to be attacked by a bison this season and the third to be attacked while taking a picture. She’s fine, though, she was released from a nearby hospital with minor injuries. Park officials are saying that she was lucky – other visitors have been gored, while this woman was just tossed.

Despite copious signage and literature in Yellowstone National Park warning visitors not to get too close to the wildlife, despite warnings from park officials that bison can sprint three times faster than humans and are unpredictable and dangerous, tourists still feel like it is absolutely necessary to their vacation to get selfies with fucking bison at Yellowstone. People: Leave the goddamn bison alone and listen to the professionals. Yeesh.

[CNN]

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