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.