WATFORD CITY, N.D. — An Alaska man is recovering after being attacked by a bison while hiking in western North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Park official Eileen Andes says the 65-year-old hiker encountered the large animal after taking photos of a sunset. The man tried to walk around the bison but didn’t provide enough room.
Andes says the bison apparently threw the man into a bush, knocking him unconscious. He also suffered a leg laceration. When he came to, the man saw more bison, so he climbed a butte and yelled for help.
The Minot Daily News reports campers heard his faint calls, including three airmen from Minot Airforce Base. They rescued the bleeding man after the bison moved away from the hill.
The hiker was treated at a hospital and released Saturday.