VIDEO: Woman charged by bison in Custer State Park
CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. — A woman has reportedly been nearly gored by a bison along Iron Mountain Round in Custer State Park.
Custer State Park Superintendent Matt Snyder says that the woman had to be transported to the hospital via Black Hills Life Flight. Her condition is unknown at this time.
WARNING: video contains sensitive material and coarse language
The incident occurred at around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12 near mile marker 40.
The victim, a 54-year-old Iowa woman, escaped serious injury during the incident while not actually being gored by the animal’s horn.
According to Snyder, the woman was a passenger of a motorcycle who had got off to approach and take pictures of a bison calf when another bison charged her from behind.
The animal caught the woman on her belt and jeans with its horn and ran with her being tossed around on its head. The woman was saved when her pants came off and she fell to the ground unconscious.
The bison ran off with the rest of the herd after the attack.