Tourist survives violent bison assault in South Dakota [VIDEO]

In yet another tale of a misguided tourist discovering why it is crucial to leave wild animals by itself….AP stories that a motorcyclist has survived a violent attack by a bison in the Black Hills of South Dakota, sheriff’s officials explained.

A bystander’s video exhibits numerous bikers had stopped even though a herd of bison crossed a road in Custer Point out Park on Wednesday. A 54-yr-outdated Iowa female got off the motorcycle on which she was a passenger and approached a bison calf, the Custer County Sheriff’s Business said.

An grownup bison then billed and attacked the lady. The bison cow caught the woman’s belt and denims on its horns and swung her all over — violently ripping off her trousers just before jogging absent, according to the park’s visitor products and services supervisor Kobee Stalder.

In this movie, you can see the motorcyclists going for walks among the the herd. The bison attacks the woman at about 2:10. (Beware: Foul language)

“These are wild and risky animals, even while the appear docile,” Stalder reported. “You have to regard these animals.”

Bison can stand 6 ft (1.8 meters) tall and weigh as substantially as 2,000 lbs (907 kilograms), he reported.

Several witnesses ran to her help and 1 guy took off his shirt to go over her. The girl was taken by a clinical helicopter from the scene, Stalder explained. She experienced serious pelvic location injuries, but Stalder didn’t know her current problem.

1000’s of motorcycles are traveling by way of the Black Hills for the reason that of the ongoing Sturgis Motorbike Rally. The sheriff’s section issued a warning as the rally began Aug. 7 for people to hold their length from bison.

SFGate’s senior vacation correspondent Chris McGinnis contributed to this post.