Don't take selfies with bison
In the wake of several injuries as a result of visitors getting too close, Yellowstone National Park publicly warned against taking selfies with bison.
Bison do not usually attack humans. But a Mississippi woman was injured after turning her back on a bison to take a selfie, ignoring the park advisory that visitors must stay at least 23 meters away from the animals.
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The woman was one of four other incidents that involved charging bison. The animals can reach 900 kg and once provoked can move extremely quickly.
One 68-year-old woman was seriously injured after being gored by a bison in June.
FACTS ABOUT SELFIE ACCIDENTS:
A 17-year-old girl in Russia fell to her death from a bridge while taking a selfie. She tried to grab electrical wires on her way down but was shocked as a result.
A 21-year-old Mexican man accidentally shot himself while intoxicated and taking a selfie. He forgot the gun was loaded and pulled the trigger while taking a picture of himself with it.
While taking a selfie, a Polish couple fell off a cliff to their death in Portugal while their children watched. They had allegedly crossed a safety barrier in order to take the selfie.
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