By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily
It’s August and it’s South Dakota. That means someone is going to get thrown by a bison.
Reminiscent of the spectacular bison de-pantsing of 2020, another woman in South Dakota got in the crosshairs of a bison — and lost.
This time, it’s not as dramatic. It could be but no video has surfaced.
Just a fuzzy picture and an eyewitness.
Kind of like a Saquatch sighting.
Angela Ohmer, from Rapid City, South Dakota, took a photo of downed person, a departing bison, and a man looking like he’s there to help.
Ohmer explained on her Facebook page that this occurred during a wedding in South Dakota on Saturday.
“Only in South Dakota can you go to a wedding and witness a bison tossing a woman that got too close!!!! Not even kidding! This is not a petting zoo, homey!” Ohmer said.
Perhaps the bison was simply celebrating the event and was tossing the woman like the bride tosses her bouquet.
Ohmer went on to clarify that unlike the situation of a year ago where the dimwitted tourist did try to pet a bison, this couple was just walking past the bison “and it turned on them.”
Sheila Schielke-Ross concurred: “She was simply walking to her cabin from the wedding. It randomly turned direction and attacked her with no warning. Luckily, a ranger was there and was able to immediately intervene. She did nothing to provoke the animal, other than walk.”
Kobee Stalder, visitor services program manager for the Custer State Park, said the woman did not suffer any significant injuries.
“Other than some bumps and bruises, she was OK,” he told the Rapid City Journal. “We’re very fortunate in that aspect that no more severe injuries were sustained during that incident.”
Nathan Foote, who appears to be acting as the official scorekeeper of South Dakota, noted that bison are leading women by a 2-0 margin.
Another commenter posted a photo of Custer State Park’s new ambulance featuring a bison on it.
And actually, that’s not a joke. That is on the side of the service’s ambulance.
In the meantime, commenters on the Yellowstone: Invasion of the Idiots Facebook page, did not seem to be too concerned.
“Thank God! I was afraid the tourist season would end without the annual bison toss the tourist game. The bison love it,” said Marie Morgan.
As for the woman who took the photo, she left a happy person.
“Best. Wedding. Ever. 😆,” Ohmer said.