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Water buffaloes given home on Ag Department farm

By Staff reports

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- A water buffalo and her calf found abandoned in Jackson County are now roaming over farm ground.

State Department of Agriculture spokesman Buddy Davidson said the water buffaloes are living in good health on the agency's farm in Mason County.

"We got them plenty of cover and plenty of food and water," Davidson said. "We got them in a secure location. They are over there and safe."

Residents reported seeing two water buffalo in the Evans area of Jackson County for several months. Davidson says the agency used food to lure the animals into a shed, where they were quarantined and checked for diseases.

Davidson said the buffaloes would remain at the agency's farm for as long as it takes to find them more permanent housing.


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