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Buffalo and Three Bulls Escape a Davis County Corral

Buffalo and Three Bulls Escape a Davis County Corral



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Marc Giauque, KSL Newsradio A loose buffalo had sheriff's deputies and animal control officers on the lookout in Davis County. It was one of a four animals that escaped its corral.

There was only a brief chance for freedom for a bull, now safely thrashing around back in its Farmington corral. Two more were put down, one after impaling itself on a fence, and another after it was spotted nearly 10 miles away, agitated and approaching a neighborhood. "He was on the move and moving real quick," Davis County Animal Control Supervisor Bryan Smith said.

Smith says each bull is young, but still big. "It's about 500 to 600 pounds. Standing on its hoofs it is probably four and a half feet tall," Smith said.

Smith says unlike most livestock, the animals have no qualms about running people over.

Animal control officers and sheriff's deputies say that if you see an animal running free, don't approach it.

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