NY buffalo farmer hopes herd returns safely

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SEWARD, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Police and a local farmer are asking for the public’s help in locating a herd of escaped buffalo.

NYSP told NEWS10 ABC 75 buffalo were reported missing last week from a Seward, New York farm. They are working with the owner of the buffalo farm and are asking for the public’s help in locating the animals.

Tuesday, the buffalo herd owner, Brian Grubb, spoke with our Utica affiliate WUTR reporter Jennifer Seelig saying he is optimistic that he will locate the animals.

“The good news is that they’ve been sighted this morning very close to home.”

He would not go into detail as to how they managed to leave their enclosure.

“You know, accidents happen. I don’t know anybody in this business or in the beef business who hasn’t had animals loose.”

Grubb says his family has been in the business of raising bison for 18 years. He prefers to call the animals buffalo in reverence to Native Americans. He told Seelig that he believes the herd that’s gone missing has split into smaller groups after being harassed by unknown people driving ATVs.

If you see them you are asked to call their owner Brian at 518-588-1402 or NYSP Richfield Springs at 315-858-1122.

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