They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but what do they say about bison? I don’t know who “they” are, but they seem to know about stuff.
The reason I ask this question about bison is because apparently, at least in the case of a man named Kyler Bourgeous, bison do indeed strike twice in the same place.
Back in June of this year, Bourgeous was attacked by a bison while running on the Frary Trail on Antelope Island in Utah.
He also suffered a collapsed lung and cracked ribs, yet told that as soon as he was healed up he would be right back back out on the trail.
So he headed there with a date on Friday evening, figuring that they could watch the sunset together. After all, what were the chances that the bison would charge again? Take a wild guess what happened?
The next thing he knew, his date, Kayleigh Davis, was being airlifted to the hospital, the victim of the park’s second reported bison attack this year.
“I wasn’t comfortable standing at the mile marker waiting for him, and I didn’t know how comfortable he would be seeing [the bison] too, so I turned back and passed the bison again, giving it as much space as possible,” said his date Kayleigh Davis.
“All of the sudden, I see the bison charging me, so I start running towards the lake away from it, and it flips me up,” she added.
And once again, the bison caused some serious damage, fracturing her ankle and gruesomely piercing her thigh with its horn.
Ms Davis later said she had seen the bison and given it space but the Scouts coming into view may have spooked it.
“I looked over my shoulder, seeing it get closer,” she told the BBC. “And I looked again and it was pretty much right behind me. Right as I saw it, I flew up in the air 15 ft.”
Perhaps it’s time to for him find a new trail to do some hiking on now. After all, as they say, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”