Most folks probably think that it’s boring living out in the country in a place like Grays Chapel, but to be perfectly honest, some days it gets quite exciting. On Tuesday my wife called and told me a buffalo was walking down the road in front of our home, something that normally doesn’t happen in North Carolina. I made a few calls, and sure enough found out that neighbor Matthew Walker owns several buffalo and as livestock are apt to do, had 3 animals get out out of his pasture. Yesterday afternoon Matthew located an eighteen month old male in the woods across from our house and my son Tristan and I went over to watch and give a hand. With the help of a little tranquilizer, 3 ropes, a tractor and several men, we were able to lead the wayward bison out of the trees and onto a livestock trailer with a minimum of stress and no casualties.
(Photographs copyright 2010 by Dan Routh)