Herd of Buffalo On the Loose in New York
Yes, you read that right. A herd of 75 buffalo are missing and roaming around New York, and now the New York State Police and their concerned farmer are looking for them.
The buffalo escaped from a farm in the town of Sharon in Schoharie County after breaking a gate, according to State Police. And they are having a field day, causing massive problems for farmers. They've been eating all the hay making it impossible to harvest forage in Roseboom and Schoharie.
State police say there are at least 30 adult buffalo, including three bulls and 45 calves; with approximately half of those calves being bulls. If you see the buffalo, please call state police at 315-858-1122 or Brian, the farmer that owns the buffalo at 518-588-1402. DO NOT approach the herd. They are wild animals and can be unpredictable.
Animals roaming loose in Central and Upstate New York is nothing new. The most famous was Norm, the cow that grabbed national attention in Utica. Then there was the pig in Rome, the goat in Utica and the horses in Sherrill. And who could forget the kangaroo in the Finger Lakes.