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Bison gores California woman at Yellowstone National Park

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A bison in Yellowstone National Park gored a woman Wednesday morning after a group of park goers crowded the animal, the National Park Service said in a statement Thursday.

"When it crossed the boardwalk, the bison became agitated and charged the crowd, goring Hancock", the news release said. At one point, officials say, some people were within 15 feet of the animal. The bison then left the area.

She was reportedly in a good condition.

In a little over a month, four people have been injured by wildlife in Yellowstone. Because of the severity of her injuries she was flown to an Idaho trauma center.

A herd of bison grazes in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park, Aug. 3, 2016.

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Earlier this week, two women were attacked by female elk protecting their calves, according to USA Today.

Park officials are still investigating the incident. In 2017, there was only one incident at Yellowstone of a visitor being injured by a bison while 2015 saw five such incidents.

The park service recommend people stay at least 25 yards away from animals like bison and elk and at least 100 yards for bears and wolves.

Rangers said: "Animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be". Park officials said in a release that they don't know if the same elk was involved in both incidents.

"If you can't maintain these distances, turn around and find an alternate route", the park advised.

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