Escaped Bison Herd Is Eating Upstate Farmers Crops


The New York State Police are looking for a herd of bison that broke through a gate in Sharon Springs, NY, last week and have been on the run ever since.

The herd of 75 animals has been blamed for eating several Upstate farm crops since its escape last Thursday. Police sources told the New York Post that the herd is made up of 30 adults and 45 calves.

Local farmer Frank Proper said the animals have been chewing their way through crops along the border of Schoharie and Ostego counties. Proper added, "They showed up one day and they've been tearing up and eating everything up."

He told authorities that the bison ate over $8,000 worth of hay from his property.

Brian Grubb, owner of the missing herd warned folks to stay away from the herd because "they are wild animals and can be unpredictable."

If any of the bison are spotted State Police are asking the public to contact Grubb at 518-588-1402 or troopers at 315-858-1122.

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