Minnesota Woman Badly Injured by Bison at North Dakota Nat’l Park
Medora, ND (KROC-AM News) - A woman from Minnesota was badly injured during an encounter with a bison at Theodore Roosevelt National Park last weekend.
The National Park Service issued a statement today on the incident, saying the woman suffered significant injuries to her abdomen and foot. She was transported to a hospital in Dickinson North Dakota and then transferred to a hospital in Fargo for further treatment. She was last reported in serious, but stable condition.
The incident occurred around 11 AM on Saturday at the Painted Canyon Trailhead. The Park Service says it remains under investigation and "the exact details of what occurred are not known at this time." Officials note bison bulls are known to be aggressive during the rutting season, which runs from mid-July through August. They also say visitors are reminded that bison are large, powerful, and wild animals that can turn quickly and easily outrun humans.
The woman's name and information about her hometown have not been released.