When will these idiot tourists ever learn?!
You mess with the bull…
You get the horns!
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Park rangers have been saying it for years, but apparently, they need to keep reminding people: Stay away from wild animals in the park.
It might seem like common sense to some, but after a slew of reports of people coming too close to animals in our nation’s national parks (to predictably bad results), the message bears repeating: Stay away from wild animals in the park.
The latest park visitor to ignore the warnings was a 62-year-old Australian man visiting Yellowstone who was sent to the hospital on Tuesday after he got to know the business end of a bison while trying to take a photo of the creature on his iPad, KTVQ reports.
The man had to be airlifted to a hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, park officials said in a statement.
The man was not the only person to be too close to the animal, as at the time of the attack several people were reportedly crowding around the bison that was lying near a path not far from Old Faithful Lodge around 11 a.m.
The man came within 3 to 5 feet of the bison, taking photos with his iPad when the animal charged.
The 2,000 lb. animal tossed the man into the air several times before dropping him and leaving, officials said.
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