In case you missed the story today, a second person has been killed by a pack of wild dogs on an Indian Reservation within months of another horrific incident:
A 49-year-old woman on the Rosebud Indian Reservation has died following an attack from a pack of wild dogs.
Mellette County Sheriff Mike Blom tells KELO-TV he found 49-year-old Julie Charging Whirlwind surrounded by dogs around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. He says he shot and killed two of the dogs so emergency responders could reach the woman.
As you likely recall, the first attack involved an 8-year old girl on the Pine Ridge reservation in November.
Just out of curiosity, I looked up how many had been killed by lightning strikes in South Dakota in the last year in comparison. What I came up with was a somewhat shocking ten-year statistic.
Two people in the last decade have been killed by lightning. Two people within 4 months have been killed by packs of dogs. You are more likely to be eaten by dogs than killed by lightning in South Dakota.
Not a statistic to take pride in.