Bison attacks man taking photos on Catalina Island


A man was airlifted for medical treatment Wednesday after being attacked by a bison on Catalina Island, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The man’s condition was not immediately known, and few details about the incident were released.

Interested in the stories shaping California? Sign up for the free Essential California newsletter >>


The Catalina Island Conservancy said the man was a contract worker from the American Conservation Experience.

The worker “was injured by a bison while working near Tower Peak, on the isthmus side of the fence,” the group said in a statement, which added that the worker was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

The Orange County Register reported that the victim suffered a punctured lung and had surgery. He was taking photos at the time of the attack.


Biggest oarfish seen at Catalina Island in years washes ashore

Building boom and drought collide on Catalina Island


Researcher says a sinking Santa Catalina could pose tsunami threat