2nd Yellowstone Visitor Gored By Bison This Week

In Wednesday's incident, which is not life-threatening, a woman and her daughter inadvertently approached bison, and one charged at her.

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For the second time in days, a bison gored a visitor at Yellowstone National Park, park officials said.

The 71-year-old woman from West Chester, Pennsylvania, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening in the encounter Wednesday, the park said in a statement.

She and her daughter were returning to their vehicle at a trailhead when they inadvertently approached a bison, and a bull bison charged her, the officials said.

It was the third time a bison has attacked a visitor at Yellowstone this year and the second time this week.

A 34-year-old man from Colorado was charged on Monday by a bison in Yellowstone National Park.

Visitors are warned to give bison, as well as other wildlife, space — even if the animals are near parking lots or other developed areas. "If need be, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in close proximity," the park said Thursday. 

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