A 9-year-old girl living in Florida has miraculously survived the attack of a male bison that attacked her and launched her into the air before the terrified gaze of dozens of tourists.
The shocking incident occurred last Monday in Yellowstone National Park when the minor was visiting the vicinity of the Old Faithful Geyser, in the vicinity of the historic park in Wyoming.
Hailey Dayton, 18, one of the tourists gathered at the site, captured on video the moment the huge beast walks towards the minor and gives her a tremendous grenade that throws her into the air while other people run away.
The incident occurred when the minor was about 10 feet away from the animal, spokesmen for the National Park Service confirmed in a press release issued the following day.
"My brother and I were looking for geysers at the hot springs point and we saw a lot of people running down the road to the bridge," the video's author told NBC. "Through the trees we could see a group of people stroking the bison super close [to him]."
The teenager took the video when the quadruped was eating and suddenly attacked. "Because she was kind of agitated by all those people and the noise, like she attacked," Dayton explained. "After that everyone was screaming. There were a lot of children crying."
The video of the attack has gone viral and has been broadcast by multiple stations:
In its statement, the park service spoke about the situation, explaining that a group of between 50 and 60 people gathered around the wild bovid for about 20 minutes before "the bison charged." No possible causes of what would be the fury of the beast were mentioned.
The CBS network confirmed that the girl and her family are residents of Odessa and that the minor was transferred to a local clinic after what happened and was subsequently released.
The Park Service recommends that visitors stay at least 25 yards from animals such as elk, bison. "If you cause an animal to move, it is too close," they say.
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