A WOMAN is impaled by a bison just hours after a hero is attacked by the beast while rescuing a child.
The horrific incident took place in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, where the man was filmed shielding a child from the animal.
The Park said Thursday that a 71-year-old woman from West Chester, Pennsylvania, was the third reported incident in the past year in which a visitor comes dangerously close to a bison.
It said in a statement: “The woman and her daughter accidentally approached the bison as they returned to their vehicle at the trailhead, causing the bull bison to attack.”
The woman who suffered non-life-threatening injuries was taken to a hospital in Wyoming.
The attack happened just a day after another visitor was attacked by the bison.
A 34-year-old man walked on a boardwalk near the famous Old Faithful geyser.
Dramatic video captured the bison rushing toward the family, nearly injuring a small child.
Park officials revealed in a statement that the man suffered an arm injury after being impaled by the beast.
He was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for treatment.
And in May, a 25-year-old woman from Grove City, Ohio, was gored by the huge mammal.
Park rangers said she threatened the beast when she came within 10 feet of the beast.
The bison jumped and threw her in the air and she suffered a stab wound.
The park urged visitors to stay more than 25 meters away from large animals.
It noted, “Approaching bison threatens them and they may respond by bluffing, bobbing their heads, clawing, roaring or sniffing.
“These are warning signs that you’re too close and that charges are imminent.”