Teenage hiker attacked by a bison in North Dakota says that landing on his backpack probably saved his life

Teenage hiker attacked and poked by a bison who threw him six feet in the air in North Dakota says landing on his backpack probably saved his life

  • Teenage walker, 17 years old, was guarded by a bison in North Dakota at the back of the thigh
  • The teenager walked a trail on Saturday at Theodore Roosevelt National Park near the city of Medora, when he encountered a bison on a trail and it accused him
  • The bison threw the teenager six feet in the air and he landed on his backpack
  • & # 39; So luckily I fell on my backpack, which saved my life fairly, & # 39; he said
  • The teenager was admitted to hospital and was expected to be released on Monday
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A teenage hiker accused by a bison while walking in North Dakota credits his backpack for enduring the ordeal.

The 17-year-old man who did not want to be identified left Saturday on a trail in Theodore Roosevelt National Park near the city of Medora when he was chased, slapped in the right thigh and threw six feet in the air, the National Park Service said.

His equipment broke his fall and saved him from what a certain death could have meant.

& # 39; So luckily I fell on my backpack, which saved my life fairly, & # 39; he said NBC News. & # 39; If I didn't have that, I would have injured many more. & # 39;

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A teenage hiker, 17, who was accused by a bison and hit six feet in the air while hiking in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota, landed on his backpack for surviving the ordeal. Another visitor to the park took photos of bison lock horns that day in another area (pictured) before the teenager was attacked.

A teenage hiker, 17, who was accused by a bison and hit six feet in the air while hiking in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota, landed on his backpack for surviving the ordeal. Another visitor to the park took photos of bison lock horns that day in another area (pictured) before the teenager was attacked.

Another visitor to the park took photos of bison lock horns that day in other areas before the teenager was attacked.

The teenager said that he did not deliberately come close to the bison that followed him, but that he did not necessarily avoid the creature as soon as he saw it.

& # 39; I could have given him more room, but I had already been so close to a bison on the path, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; I have done nothing to aggravate him. It was all coincidental. & # 39;

The teenager was charged and stopped in the right thigh. The teenager said that he did not deliberately come close to the bison that followed him, but that he did not necessarily avoid the creature as soon as he saw it. Another bison in the park on Saturday is shown

The teenager was charged and stopped in the right thigh. The teenager said that he did not deliberately come close to the bison that followed him, but that he did not necessarily avoid the creature as soon as he saw it. Another bison in the park on Saturday is shown

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The teenager was charged and stopped in the right thigh. The teenager said that he did not deliberately come close to the bison that followed him, but that he did not necessarily avoid the creature as soon as he saw it. Another bison in the park on Saturday is shown

The teenager explained that he encountered the bison in surprise and that it had become separated from the herd that was on the other side of the path he was going for.

& # 39; So I walked up the path, got about a quarter of a mile and there was on my left, just like the whole herd, and on my right there was a very big bison, & # 39; said the teenager.

& # 39; And I give him enough space to walk around him. I walked on the path and then I suddenly got the feeling that something was after me. & # 39;

That was the bison. It started after the teenager who could not avoid it.

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The bison hit him in the back and cut his horn in the back of his right thigh and threw him in the air.

& # 39; I was so in shock and adrenaline rush that I didn't realize (the bison) that I had torn such a big injury in my leg, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; And I looked back and there were only pieces of fabric. And I had something like "oh boy".

Once he landed, bystanders rushed to his rescue and called 911. The teenager said his friend kept him calm while they waited for help to take him to the hospital.

He was expected to be released on Monday after the treatment for his thigh injury.

Once landed, bystanders rushed to his rescue and called 911. The teenager said his friend kept him calm while they waited for help to take him to the hospital. He was expected to be released on Monday after the treatment for his thigh injury. A file photo of Theodore Roosevelt National Park near the city of Medora is shown
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Once landed, bystanders rushed to his rescue and called 911. The teenager said his friend kept him calm while they waited for help to take him to the hospital. He was expected to be released on Monday after the treatment for his thigh injury. A file photo of Theodore Roosevelt National Park near the city of Medora is shown

Once landed, bystanders rushed to his rescue and called 911. The teenager said his friend kept him calm while they waited for help to take him to the hospital. He was expected to be released on Monday after the treatment for his thigh injury. A file photo of Theodore Roosevelt National Park near the city of Medora is shown

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