Buffalo gores camper on Southern California island

AVALON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a buffalo has gored a man camping on Southern California’s Catalina Island.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say the man was sitting on a log Saturday evening and the buffalo was grazing nearby.

Sgt. Ray Ward says that when the buffalo came closer, the man tried to move away and that’s when the animal charged.

Ward says the buffalo gored the man’s left arm. He didn’t know the extent of the injuries.

The <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/17/man-gored-by-wild-buffalo-on-catalina-island/”>Orange County Register</a> reports that the man was treated at the scene and then airlifted to a hospital on the mainland.

Buffalo are common and roam freely on the back side of Catalina Island, where there are campgrounds. Ward says it’s very rare for them to attack humans.

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