Sunday, July 10, 2016

Buffalo are Dangerous: Do Not Approach

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. – Custer State Park rangers responded to two incidents recently
regarding visitors getting too close to the bison.
In the first incident, the visitor fell and escaped further injury from the bison. The second incident with a different visitor resulted in a laceration to the leg. That individual was transported to Rapid City for medical attention.
“Visitors need to know that buffalo are dangerous and should not be approached. These large animals may appear docile, but they are wild and unpredictable. The safest place to view them is from a vehicle,” stated Lydia Austin, interpretive program manager for Custer State Park. 
Park rangers are currently investigating both incidents.