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Close to 2,000 pounds of aggressive hybrid beef and buffalo is on the loose in a small Connecticut town – and has been for over six months after he escaped from a slaughterhouse.
Way back in August 2020, this beefalo bull got loose as he was being unloaded from a trailer at a local meat processing plant – basically, a large scale butcher. For weeks, the loose beefalo had been keeping a low profile until it was spotted just a few days ago.
According to a report by The Hartford Courant, several police officers ended up cornering the beefalo one Wednesday afternoon.
When the officers approached it, the animal went into the posturing for a charge: lowering the head, scratching the ground with its hoof. This gave them no other choice but to back off and allow the animal some room. With this expanded room, the beefalo took the opportunity to escape and returned to a wooded area.
The owner of the meat processing plant, Katie Adkins, told the paper that when the bull had arrived, the owner explained that the animal was still intact, lending to why police believe it may be more aggressive.
“Beefalos,” Adkins explained, “are a little wilder than normal cattle…I mean, it’s half a buffalo.”
Now, “Buddy” the beefalo has been on the loose for over six months. The locals have set up a variety of lures and humane traps for him, but he seems to have outsmarted them all!
A new report from NBC Connecticut explains that due to his crafty skills, he has earned celebrity status in the surrounding region and that once he is finally caught – he will be re-homed to Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary in Gainsville, Florida…as he clearly is not destined for the butcher block!
The local police department from Plymouth, Connecticut, shared a recent photo from “Buddy Watch 2021” that shows the fluffy beefalo just hanging out at the edge of the forested area looking straight at the camera.
“As you can see, he is doing fine,” they wrote. “Ready for dinner.”
It’s likely that the beefalo has been able to survive by eating local foliage and eating the snacks left by searchers in hopes of luring him into an area where they could capture him.
Watch a news report from several months ago below and let us know what you think of this wild story in the comments!