野牛襲擊：黃石國家公園的官員們正在調查一起可怕的事件，當時一名男子和他的兒子被一頭野生野牛拋下。官員們說，他們離雄性動物太近了，雄性動物向他們沖了過來。 pic.twitter.com/jeffFgxZTf - CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) June 29, 2022 BBC對外部網站的內容不負責任。在Twitter上查看原始推文
A visitor to Yellowstone National Park in the US state of Wyoming has become the second person in just three days to be attacked by a wild bison.
The incident occurred as the 34-year-old man from the state of Pennsylvania and his family were walking along a boardwalk near the park's iconic Old Faithful geyser.
Video footage obtained by US networks showed the man hurriedly moving his child out of the bull bison's path before he was thrown in the air.
BISON ATTACK: Officials in Yellowstone National Park are investigating a terrifying incident when a man and his son were tossed by a wild bison. Officials say they got too close to the male animal and it charged at them. pic.twitter.com/jeffFgxZTf — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) June 29, 2022 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. View original tweet on Twitter
A 25-year-old Ohio women was also attacked by a bison at the end of May in the first reported attack of the year.
She was tossed 10ft (3m) in the air after coming too close to the animal during a hike in the park, officials said.
Bison are extremely aggressive and territorial animals. Yellowstone officials have repeatedly warned that the bull bison living at the park are wild and can be dangerous when approached.
Park officials say bisons, which can travel at speeds of up to 30mph (48kmh), have injured more people in Yellowstone than any other animal.
In advice issued to visitors, park rangers suggest staying at least 75ft (23m) away from wild bison at all times and, if coming into contact with the animal is unavoidable, to "turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in proximity".
Yellowstone is home to the largest collection of bison on public land in the US, with about 5,000 of the animals in two major groups.