A 17-year-old from Colorado is in stable condition after being gored by a bison while walking along a trail at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, according to park officials.

The teenager was a quarter-mile from the Halliday Well Trailhead Saturday morning when he encountered a bison herd, the park said in a news release Sunday.

Two bull bison that had been fighting with each other were standing on either side of the trail, about 20 feet from each other, as the teenager passed.

One bison charged the teenager from behind, goring them in the rear upper thigh and throwing him about 6 feet, according to Eileen Andes, the park's chief of interpretation and public affairs.

Thankfully he'll be okay.  I also had a run in with a bison while in Theodore Roosevelt National Park last summer.  Thankfully I had a quarter ton of steel in between myself and the animal.  I took this photo as the animal ran in front of my truck.

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