THIS is the terrifying moment an angry one-ton bison charges at a nine-year-old girl and tosses her ten feet into the air.

Shockingly her parents ran to save themselves as their daughter was attacked by the huge bull at Yellowstone National Park, USA.

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Witnesses claim the family was in close proximity to the bull for 20 minutes before it attacked
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As the bull charges, the young girl’s parents run to safety, leaving her exposed
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The nine-year-old is then thrown ten feet into the air and left with injuries

The incident took place on Monday afternoon near Observation Point Trail in the Old Faithful Geyser area.

Witnesses claim a group of around 50 people were within five-ten feet of the bison for at least 20 minutes before it launched an attack.

The young girl, from Odessa, Florida, was flung into the air and injured by the bull bison.

She was taken to the Old Faithful Lodge at the park and assessed and treated by a park emergency medical provider before before being taken to a clinic.

Footage of the ordeal was filmed by an onlooker and shared on Twitter where it has been viewed over four million times.

‘DISGUSTED’

The poster, Hailey Dayton, claims the family was petting the animal and invading its “personal space” before it charged.

She wrote: “This is what happens when you f**k with wildlife and pay no mind to an animal’s personal space.”

And she called the parents out for not protecting their child, adding: “As you can see the parents saved themselves over their daughter. I’m disgusted.”

The animals at the park are wild and require space, staff have warned.

On the park’s website it states: “When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space.

“Stay 75ft away from all large animals – bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes and at least 300ft away from bears and wolves.

“If need be, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in close proximity.”

Yellowstone National Park claims no citations were issued but the incident is currently under investigation.


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