(BBC) – A man who was gored by a bison in June took a date back to the same place – only for her also to be attacked.
Kyler Bourgeous brought Kayleigh Davis to the same trail at a state park in Utah with plans to watch the sunset.
But when Ms Davis ran a little ahead, she ended up alone with a bison who charged and flipped her into the air.
“I looked over my shoulder, seeing it get closer – and I looked again and it was pretty much right behind me. Right as I saw it, I flew up in the air 15ft (4.5m),” Ms Davis says.
She landed on her back and lay completely still – remembering what happened to Mr Bourgeous – as the bison sniffed at her.
At some point you have to ask yourself, is the view really worth it? I mean, I know nature is beautiful and all but if I was attacked by anything in the wild, the absolute LAST thing I'm doing is going back to the same spot to "reflect". In this scenario, you have the logic of a normal human being and that of one Kyler Bourgeous (what a name). Kyler here was probably thinking "ah, lightning can't strike the same place twice, right? I should bring a date here to watch the sunset. No way another attack happens." Next thing you know, WHAM. I'm sure it was the image of poor Ms. Davis' body floating15ft above the earth, with the sun setting in the distance, that made Kyler realize that maybe this wasn't the best idea.
He says there is "something special" about the beauty of Antelope Island park, where he has been hiking since his childhood, but that the sight of bison now makes him anxious.
Hmm...perhaps that's why he brought Ms. Davis along? As some sort of sacrifice? Who knows...but if these two end up getting married, they're going to have one hell of a story to tell their kids.
Also, nowhere in the article does it state that the bison who attacked Kyler was the same animal that Ms Davis encountered. However, imagining that it is makes the story so much better.