The girl was unfortunately caught in the bison’s path while her parents running away.
Park officials said in a statement that the girl was “assessed and treated by park emergency medical providers, and later taken to and released from the Old Faithful Clinic,” She was not badly injured from the attack.
The video was filmed by 18-year-old Hailey Dayton, who was visiting the park on a family road trip. Speaking to NBC News, she said:
“My brother and I were looking at the hot springs, and we saw a bunch of people running down the path to the bridge. We saw through the trees some people petting the bison, super close.”
Park service cautions visitors to stay at least 25 feet away from the Yellowstone’s wild animals including bison, elk, deer, and moose. The statement said that people were only 5-10 feet from the bison.
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