Idaho man injured by bison on Yellowstone park grounds.

(Yellowstone) Yellowstone National Park says a man was injured while on the park land when he approached a bison too closely.

The incident details say that 40-year-old Clarence Yoder, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, approached a bison too closely on the afternoon of April 21st, and was injured by the bison. The park defines “too close” as anything within 25 yards of the animal.

In addition to other alcohol related crimes, Yoder was also charged with approaching wildlife and disturbing wildlife, both of which are still allegations. If charged, each violation can result in fines or up to six months in jail.

Yellowstone goes on to reiterate it’s the visitors responsibility to respect safety regulations and view wildlife from a safe distance.

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