Bison gores woman in Yellowstone's 3rd recent animal attack

A bison gored a woman in Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday, marking the third time in a week that park animals attacked humans, according to the Associated Press.

A herd of bison grazes in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park, Aug. 3, 2016.

Hancock was wounded in her hip and brought to a Montana hospital "in good condition", officials said.

The incident happened yesterday morning, as 59-year-old Kim Hancock of Santa Rosa, California was part of a crowd within ten yards of the bison while walking along a boardwalk. was gored by a bull bison at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin.

The bison - which can weigh up to 2,000lb - got agitated and crossed the boardwalk, charging the crowd and goring Hancock.

A crowded boardwalk in the Lower Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park on August 18, 2015.

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In a little over a month, four people have been injured by wildlife in Yellowstone.

There have been two bison attacks so far in 2018.

Two women were injured by a female elk with her calf outside a Yellowstone hotel in separate incidents on Sunday and Tuesday.

This is the second bison attack in the park this year. The animal then immediately left the area, park officials said. There was also one past year and five in 2015.

'Give animals space when they're near trails, boardwalks, parking lots, or in developed areas'. Rangers advise staying at least 25 yards away from animals like bison and elk, the park said.

'If you can't maintain these distances, turn around and find an alternate route'.

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