We love animals on this show, and today we have two examples of why humans need to leave the animals alone. We now present to you: People vs Animals. Our fist story comes to us from the awe-inspiring Yellowstone National Park, where a 72-year-old woman was gored multiple times by a wild bison after she repeatedly approached the animal and tried to take pictures with it.
When will people learn?! The woman was airlifted to a hospital in Idaho and her current condition is unknown. Yellowstone visitors are supposed to stay at least 25 yards away from all large animals including bison, elk, deer, bighorn sheep. Visitors must also stay away from bears and wolves by 100 yards.
Now you know what you're supposed to do on your next Yellowstone family vacation.
Our second People vs Animals story comes to us from Northern California, Lassen Volcanic National Park to be exact. A man was swimming in Manzanita Lake on June 25th when he was bitten by a female river otter.
None of his injuries were life-threatening, but he did end up in the hospital with scratches, punctures, and bloody wounds. Park officials aren't sure what lead up to the attack, but think the man may have gotten too close to the otter's kittens and she got angry and protective of them.
While the otter and her kittens are probably very cute looking, do not be fooled! Otters have sharp teeth and claws and are very protective of their babies. Keep your eyes peeled for river otters if you're in NorCal anytime soon, and do not go near their babies!
You should be safe now on your outdoor adventures. We would not want you to end up on our next edition of People vs Animals!