Wednesday morning, June 28, 2017, a married couple received injuries after being “butted” by a bison at Mud Volcano, just north of Lake Village in Yellowstone National Park.
Theodore Schrader, 74, and Patsy Holmes, 72, from Heber City, Utah, were taking photographs on a boardwalk at Mud Volcano, when a bison approached them. The bison butted Mrs. Holmes, who then fell into Mr. Schrader and both individuals fell to the ground.
Park rangers responded immediately and evacuated the couple from the trail, a quarter mile, to the road. The couple was transported to the Lake Clinic. Mr. Schrader had minor injuries.
Mrs. Holmes was transported by Life Flight to Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was in stable condition. Citations were not issued to either individual.
This is the first confirmed incident of a bison injuring visitors in 2017.
At least it doesn’t sound like they were doing anything stupid, just wrong place, wrong time. Hope she’s OK.