Video: Charging Bison Tosses Little Girl in the Air
OutdoorHub Reporters 07.25.19
After a wild bison tosses a little girl in the air like a rag-doll, Yellowstone National Park officials (once again) urge visitors to be more cautious, and stay at least 25 yards away from all large animals.
The 9-year-old girl, who was visiting the park from Odessa, Florida, was part of a group of around 50 people walking along a trail in the Old Faithful Geyser area when she was charged and flung in the air by a large bull bison.
Video of the incident surfaced Monday night, triggering an uproar of angry viewers criticizing the adults who ran away while the little girl is violently launched into the air.
Following the frightening incident, the girl was taken to the Old Faithful Lodge by her parents and treated by the park’s medical staff. She was then transferred to the Old Faithful Medical Clinic, where she was evaluated further and eventually released.
The extent of the girl’s injuries were not released in the park’s news release, and the incident remains under investigation. No citations have been issued at this time.
As of August 2018, an estimated 4,527 bison roam Yellowstone National Park. A male bison can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and is capable of reaching speeds up to 30 mph!