- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. (AP) - Custer State Park officials are repeating warnings about approaching the park’s bison after a woman was gored this week when she approached a bull.

Visitor services coordinator Craig Puglsey tells KELO television (https://bit.ly/1TCCIsO ) that bison can appear to be docile, but they’re six feet high at the shoulder, weigh up to 2,000 pounds and can move faster than a horse.

The woman was hospitalized with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Pugsley says that people are guests in the wildlife’s home and need to respect the animals and give them proper distance. Officials suggest about 100 yards for visitors in their vehicles, and 200 to 300 feet for visitors on foot.

He says people can learn more from signs and brochures and an interactive feature in the new visitor center.


Information from: KELO-TV, https://www.keloland.com

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