Woman gored in bison attack in Yellowstone National Park

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A woman has been gored by a bison at a national park in the US.

On 1 May, a woman from Idaho was slightly injured as she walked on a trail in the park. Hancock received a hip injury as a result of the attack and was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Big Sky, Montana, according to the release.

Yellowstone officials say Kim Hancock, 59, of Santa Rosa, was among a group of people that got too close to the bison Wednesday morning on a boardwalk at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin.

The bison - which can weigh up to 2,000lb - got agitated and crossed the boardwalk, charging the crowd and goring Hancock.

The park report said some in the crowd came within 15 feet of the bison.

She was reportedly in a good condition. Park officials could not say whether it was the same elk.

There have been two bison attacks so far in 2018.

Hancock is the second person to be attacked by a bison this year, and the third hurt by wildlife in less than a week.

On Tuesday, a 53-year-old Texas woman was walking between two cabins at the hotel and surprised by an elk along a wall with a calf nearby. There was one incident in 2017 and five in 2015.

'Animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be, ' the park's guidelines state.

Park officials instructed visitors to give animals space, even near trails, boardwalks, parking lots and other developed areas.

Rangers recommend park visitors stay at least 25 yards away from animals, and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.

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