The dangers of amateur photography are severely underrated, as seen by a case involving a 72-year-old woman who was gored by a bison while attempting to capture the animal’s photographic likeness. According to a story by CNN:
A 72-year-old California woman was gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park, a news release from the park said.The woman approached the bison to take a picture and got within 10 feet of it multiple times before it gored her on June 25, according to the release.She sustained multiple goring wounds and was treated by rangers before being flown to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for further treatment.The news release said the woman approached the bison several times near her campsite at Bridge Bay Campground in northwest Wyoming before the bison charged.
Thankfully, there are positive object lessons in how to deal with wildlife. A story at USA Today discusses an event from earlier this year when a news reporter showed some big bison brilliance:
In March, Deion Broxton, a reporter for NBC Montana, was interrupted by a herd of bison while on the job. The video of his encounter gained national attention — his declaration of “Oh no, I ain’t messing with you” delighted social media — and Yellowstone even produced a safety poster commemorating the moment.
The park called Broxton’s response a “perfect example of what to do when approached by wildlife.”
The coronapocalypse has revealed some incredibly short-sighted decisions but it’s clear that COVID-19 had nothing to do with this goring. Or did it? You may recall a case where two seasoned citizens ingested fish tank cleaner in a failed effort to ward off the coronavirus. Could the coronavirus somehow have played a role in this senior shutterbug’s repeated approaches to the bison? Was this senior infected and somehow woozy from the virus?
According to People Magazine: “She was given immediate medical attention by park rangers before getting airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, the press release stated. Her condition is currently unknown.”
bison-related entertainment news, People posted poolside pictures of alleged comedian Amy Schumer and her 14-month old son, Gene with Ms. Schumer saying “I don’t wasn’t this age to end.” If this quality family time keeps her away from comedy clubs and film, I pray her wish comes true.
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