Watch: Charging Bison Tosses 9-Year-Old Girl Into Air at Yellowstone

first_img A 9-year-old girl was injured after she was thrown into the air by a charging bison at Yellowstone National Park, park officials said Tuesday.The incident occurred on Monday near Observation Point Trail in the Old Faithful Geyser area, and was captured on video and posted to Twitter, where it went viral.Have you seen this unbelievable video? A girl gets tossed in the air like a toy by a bison in Yellowstone National Park. Thankfully, she’s ok. Details: https://t.co/4EClcuzUcc pic.twitter.com/HpLOp6gxog— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) July 24, 2019The girl, reportedly from Florida, was treated at Old Faithful Clinic and later released.Witnesses told park official that a group of about 50 people were within 5 to 10 feet of the bull bison for at least 20 minutes, causing it to charge the group.In the video, the bison can be seen charging three people who have strayed from the trail, per the New York Daily News. An adult man and woman can be seen run away while a little girl is violently throw into the air by the bison.Park officials, who say the incident is under investigation, are urging visitors to give all animals near trails, boardwalks, parking lot or other developed areas space, and to not approach them.All large animals — bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes — need at least 25 yards of space. Visitors should give bears and wolves 100 yards of space.“The animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be. The safest (and often best) view of wildlife is from inside a car,” park officials said as part of Yellowstone’s safety guidelines. “Always stay at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards away from all other animals, including bison and elk.”If need be, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in close proximity, park officials said.More on Geek.com:Photographer Captures ‘Best Bear Fight’ Ever in Wild VideoChild Escapes ‘Serious Injuries’ After Cougar Attack in Washington ParkDoorbell Camera Captures Snake Attack in Oklahoma Stay on target 911 Calls Released: Kinkajou Sneaks Into Florida Apartment, Attacks ManWoman Bitten Twice By Shark While Swimming in Hawaii Bay last_img read more