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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:58 PM

Bison gored a woman multiple times after she tried taking a picture with it in Yellowstone


(MarketWatch) The summer of social distancing calls for keeping 6 feet apart from folks outside of your household — but wild animals should be given much more space.

A California woman was gored multiple times by a bison at Yellowstone National Park last week after she came within 10 feet of it several times to take its picture.

The park directs visitors to stay at least 100 yards (300 feet, or 91 meters) away from bears and wolves, and 25 yards (75 feet, or 23 meters) away from all other animals.

The incident happened at the 72-year-old woman’s campsite on June 25. She suffered “multiple goring wounds,” according to a press release from the park, and was flown by helicopter to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. ............(more)

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/bison-gored-a-woman-multiple-times-after-she-tried-taking-a-picture-with-it-in-yellowstone-national-park-2020-06-30?mod=home-page




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Reply Bison gored a woman multiple times after she tried taking a picture with it in Yellowstone (Original post)
marmar Jun 2020 OP
hopeforchange2008 Jun 2020 #1
marybourg Jun 2020 #2
LiberalFighter Jun 2020 #9
Newest Reality Jun 2020 #3
LiberalFighter Jun 2020 #11
Quixote1818 Jun 2020 #4
maxsolomon Jun 2020 #5
Kali Jun 2020 #19
pnwest Jun 2020 #6
MontanaMama Jun 2020 #7
maxsolomon Jun 2020 #14
MontanaMama Jun 2020 #16
GemDigger Jun 2020 #17
Sherman A1 Jun 2020 #8
LiberalFighter Jun 2020 #10
Hermit-The-Prog Jun 2020 #12
JHB Jun 2020 #13
greenjar_01 Jun 2020 #15
cwydro Jun 2020 #18
Kali Jun 2020 #20

Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:07 PM

1. Idiot /eom

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:08 PM

2. Yep. When I there many years ago. I got out

of my car as I was leaving the park, to warn a family of five that they were too close to a bison group. They waved me off as a pest. An hour later as I drove back in, three of them were being hauled out by ambulance, gored. No amount of education seems to help.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:36 PM

9. At first I read the word education as elation.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:21 PM

3. Let's see...

WILD animal means what again? Maybe there are too many cute, friendly videos and pictures of wild/captive animals with people online that give the wrong impression?

"Oh, look at the cute, sweet bison! Let me get a selfie!"

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:42 PM

11. Tell them if they do a selfie they can upload it to AFV.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:27 PM

4. I few years ago I was there taking a picture of one standing right next to my car in a parking lot

I was in the car taking the photo about 15 feet away from it when suddenly I realized there was a lady and her daughter who walked almost right up to it between me and my car. Nothing happened but I was shaking my head. They were very lucky.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:27 PM

5. The Bison go anywhere they want. They're on the road, in the parking lots, in the campgrounds.

They seem very placid and mostly ignore you, like a cow. You can see how you might think you'd get away with a photo. I mean, if you're ignorant and reckless.

Yellowstone is one of the most dangerous National Parks we have, and it's stuffed to the gills with gapers who've never stepped off pavement.



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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:39 PM

19. cows can be just as dangerous

more so since obviously people think they are not

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:15 PM

6. I feel as sorry for her as I do the people who get mauled by

lions and bears when crossing barriers to get close to them at zoos. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:17 PM

7. So sick of these morans coming up here and disrespecting our wild places.

Yellowstone in particular sees so much of this.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:32 PM

14. Hard to call it "wild" when there's traffic jams.


Yellowstone is filled with gapers who think it's Disneyland. Barely anyone ventures off the road into the backcountry.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:38 PM

16. The tourists don't often venture off the road

but locals do. Yes there are traffic jams on the roads but Yellowstone and Glacier Park is still plenty wild, thank goodness.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:34 PM

17. Most of the time those traffic jams are caused by the bison taking over the road.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:30 PM

8. This is why

Long lenses were invented.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:37 PM

10. Everyone with a smartphone think they are a photographer.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:43 PM

12. The wilderness, including National Parks, is not a petting zoo.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:47 PM

13. Telephoto lenses make for happier animals and uninjured people

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:35 PM

15. Summer classic

 

Never misses.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:37 PM

18. What is it with California people?

Every day I read something about this state.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:41 PM

20. to be fair, most of them are from somewhere else

same problem here in AZ. not so many born-here residents as migrants.

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