Man Who Survived Getting Gored By A Bison Takes Girl On A Date… She Gets Gored By A Bison
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. During the run, as he was making one turn around a blind corner, he came face-to-face with a bison standing just 10 feet away. That’s when sh*t got real.
“I took like two steps walking away, and the buffalo just launched at me,” Bourgeous told KUTV following the attack.
“I got some good-size holes here, for a while you could see the hoof print going around the cut,” Bourgeous said.
Bleeding from multiple spots and barely able to breathe, Bourgeous waited until the bison walked away and, minutes later, a medical chopper arrived.
“I thought that this is it, if I go out here I’m probably not going to wake back up, so I just focused real hard on pulling in every breath,” Bourgeous said.
The attack left Bourgeous with a broken rib and several large wounds to his right side. Doctors told him the bison’s horn barely missed nerves and an artery.
He also suffered a collapsed lung, yet told KUTV that as soon as he was healed up he would be right back back out on the trail.
True to his world, Bourgeous did indeed get back out there on the trail, only this time he brought a date with him. Take a wild guess what happened?
“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,” said his date Kayleigh Davis.
And once again, the bison caused some serious damage, fracturing her ankle and gruesomely piercing her thigh with its horn.
Thankfully(?), she was with Bourgeous who had previously warned her about being still if one encountered a bison, because she said the animal “was doing that whole paw thing, digging at the dirt like he’s going to charge after me again.”
Bourgeous said he felt terrible for Davis because he is very familiar with that kind of pain, “I was holding her head and squeezing her hand.”
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.”