A Taiwanese exchange student was on a trip to Yellowstone National Park with her host family when they spotted a bison next to their hiking trail. The 16-year-old girl had her back turned from the animal for a photo when it moved forward a couple of steps and gored her. Perhaps like Oprah, that bison felt it was about to enter “selfie hell.”
Park rangers immediately took the teen to their on-site clinic before having her airlifted via helicopter to receive further medical treatment. The girl’s injuries are serious, but not life-threatening according to CNN. While the Park Service advises visitors to stay at least 25 yards from bison, the girl and other visitors were only three to six feet from the animal.
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