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An almost 2,000-pound beef and buffalo hybrid bull has been running amok in a small Connecticut town for almost an entire month.
On August 3rd, 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 on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020.
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.”
Local authorities have issued a statement on the matter explaining that the animal is “highly aggressive” and should not be approached by anyone.
“The Plymouth Police Department continue to search for the loose bull…”
See their full post below.