YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — A bison rammed a 72-year-old Idaho woman and tossed her off a trail as she walked in Yellowstone National Park.
Park officials said Wednesday that Virginia Junk of Boise was treated for minor injuries and transported to a hospital following the encounter in the Old Faithful area.
She reportedly came around a bend in the trail Tuesday and was unable to move out of the animal's way. It dropped its head, butted her in the thigh and pushed her off the trail.
She's the first Yellowstone visitor hurt by a bison this year. A bison injured a husband and wife last year, and there were five such incidents in 2015.
Visitors are advised to say at least 25 yards (23 meters) from the animals.