Woman Violently Attacked By Bison; Pants Ripped Off During Encounter

One of the bisons horns got caught in the womans belt and swung her around violently" before ripping her pants off.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

August 13, 20201 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Just a day after Yellowstone National Park put out a video warning tourists about getting close to bison, an Iowa woman got too close and suffered the consequences.

This incident, captured on video by onlookers, happened In Custer State Park in South Dakota.  An Iowa biker reportedly got off her motorcycle and approached a buffalo calf.

As might have been predicted by anyone familiar with bison, an adult bison came charging after her.

Reports from the Custer County Chronicle state one of the bison’s horns got caught in the woman’s belt and “swung her around violently.”

“She was apparently saved when her pants came off and she fell to the ground unconscious,” an eyewitness said.  “[A]t that point, the attacking animal ran off along with the rest of the herd.”

Custer County Sheriff Marty Mechalev told the outlet that the woman escaped serious injury in the incident.

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