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Utah woman injured by bison in Yellowstone

   |  Posted Jul 20th, 2010 @ 6:43pm


YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- A Utah woman visiting Yellowstone National Park was injured when a bison charged her and flipped her into the air.

Park officials say the 49-year-old woman, whose name wasn't released, was with her family near Old Faithful Monday when a bison in nearby brush ran at her and a 61-year-old man. The man was injured when he fell trying to get away from the animal.

Park medical staffers took the man and woman by ambulance to the hospital in Jackson. Their conditions weren't known.

This is the second time this summer a bison has charged and injured a visitor to the park. Bison can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and run up to 30 mph.

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