Officials from Yellowstone National Park, confirmed the incident involving a bull bison and the nine-year-old had taken place on 22 July.
The officials said in a statement, that “according to witnesses, a group of approximately 50 people were within 5-10 feet of the bison for at least 20 minutes before eventually causing the bison to charge the group.”
Odessa, Florida is where the little girl resides and she was taken to a clinic in the park from which she was later released. Minor injuries were sustained from the encounter as was reported.
Hayley Dayton, the individual who apparently took the video, posted it on Twitter with the caption: “This is what happens when you f*** with wildlife and pay no mind to an animal’s personal space.
She went on to say, “this family was petting the buffalo before it charged. And as you can see the parents saved themselves over their daughter. I’m disgusted.” She also stated that after the bison left the girl the family ran to her help.