ELLSWORTH COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – A Kansas deputy injured in a bison attack earlier this month is recovering at home.

The Ellsworth County Sheriff’s Office says deputy Jerry Slaight was discharged from Salina Regional Health Center.

On Aug. 7, a bison was outside a pasture along Kansas Highway 4. The sheriff’s office said deputy Slaight responded and tried to get it to return to the pasture. The bison charged him so fast that he could not retreat to his patrol car in time. The bison knocked him to the ground. The bison then charged Slaight again after he got to his feet, goring him in the left thigh while tossing him 10 to 12 feet into the air.

A Rice County Deputy arrived at the scene of the attack just as it occurred. The buffalo was put down when it appeared that it was preparing to charge at the down deputy.

The sheriff’s office believes the bison is the same one who killed its owner, 56-year-old Scott Schroeder of rural Bushton. He was gored and found dead in a row of trees about a quarter of a mile north of where the deputy was injured.