Wednesday, 10 February 2021

An Escaped Beefalo Is Still On The Loose,

after 6 months of escaping police capture he is doing fine,

but what is a beefalo? I have to admit I have never heard of the animal before, which is why I am posting a piece on the animal, apparently it is a fertile hybrid offspring of domestic cattle (Bos taurus), usually a male in managed breeding programs, and the American bison (Bison bison), usually a female in managed breeding programs, the breed was created to combine the characteristics of both animals for beef production, back to the runaway, on August 3, 2020, a beefalo was able to escape from a trailer outside the Plymouth Meats processing facility. It was then next seen in Terryville two weeks after its escape. Ever since its escape, the Plymouth Police Department had been trying to capture it, but in all of their attempts, the beefalo was able to elude them. Now, over six months later, the police department encountered the beefalo again, and it seems that, despite the winter storms, it was able to take care of itself pretty well, the Plymouth Police Department shared a photo on Facebook showing the beefalo, dubbed Buddy by locals, wandering in the snow in the Terryville area of Plymouth, "As you can see, he is doing fine," the post said, "Ready for dinner." On the other hand a fundraiser to save Buddy from slaughter raised enough money to secure the bovine a new home at the Critter Farm Sanctuary in Florida, but attempts to capture the beefalo have thus far been unsuccessful, photograph Plymouth Police Department/ Facebook, looking as well he looks living off of the land, maybe release a few more and have a yearly round up, the round up may be a bit costly, but then again for the years growth no food bills for the herdsman!

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