4 People Injured This Year by Bison at Custer State Park
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Officials say bison injured four people in Custer State Park this year, despite warnings that the animals are dangerous and shouldn’t be approached.
The Rapid City Journal reports the attacks have come after a after a five-year stretch of no such incidents.
Officials say the latest two injuries happened Thursday. In the first incident, a person was charged by a bison, fell down and was kicked or stepped on. In the second incident, a person was charged and gored, resulting in a leg laceration.
Two other injury-producing bison encounters happened in May. One visitor tried to pat a bison on the head and was gored in the abdomen and tossed several feet in the air. Another person approached a bison and was knocked to the ground.
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