Wandering beefalo caught looking for love

A beefalo escaped from a slaughterhouse and has been wandering the woods of Connecticut for more than eight months. He was considered aggressive and was sought by police.

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April 15, 2021 - 9:34 AM

Plymouth police posted this photo of Buddy the Beefalo Wednesday. (Plymouth Police Department/TNS)

HARTFORD, Conn. — Buddy, the cleaver-fleeing, freedom-loving beefalo that has been wandering the woods of Connecticut for more than eight months, was caught late Tuesday, possibly looking for love.

The half-ton bull had wandered onto a farm in the town of Plymouth and was hanging out with some cows when the farm owner snagged him and eventually got him into a trailer, Plymouth police Capt. Edward Benecchi said Wednesday. Buddy was taken for a full veterinary exam and ultimately is headed for life of ease at a Florida sanctuary, Benecchi said.

The aggressive, horn-lowering, hoof-scratching cross between domestic cattle and bison fled from a local slaughterhouse Aug. 3 as he was being offloaded from a trailer.

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