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Repeat after me: Bison are wild animals

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A bull bison at Yellowstone National Park gored a 55-year-old tourist after the man got within 10 feet of the animal in a campground. A news release from the park says the Norco, Calif., man was taking pictures of the bison when it charged him Wednesday morning.

The bison gored the man in his upper left thigh and punctured his leg. The man was taken to a park clinic and then to St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson. The injury is not life-threatening, according to the park.

via USATODAY.com

Let’s go over that one more time: Bison are big, fast,  ill tempered, aggressive, not overly bright  wild animals that out weigh you by at least a factor of ten. Yes, even the ones in Yellowstone.

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July 23, 2009 - Posted by | animals, Dumb Stuff, Dumb Tourist | ,

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