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Custer State Park visitor injured after getting too close to buffalo

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Custer State Park officials say a visitor was hospitalized Thursday after suffering injuries while getting too close to a buffalo.

Officials say the visitor was injured along Wildlife Loop Road and was flown to a Rapid City hospital.

Park Superintendent Matt Snyder says buffalo are wild animals, and visitors are urged to keep a safe distance.

Custer County South Dakota Emergency Management said on its Facebook page that a 50 year old woman from Missouri was gored by 5-year-old bull.

Officials didn't release the person's name or the extent of the injuries. Park rangers are continuing to look into the incident.

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