Three Illegal To Own Chinese Water Buffalo Get Loose In Charlotte Neighborhood
Did we all not learn something about owning illegal animals a couple of years ago with the Raleigh Cobra incident? If you don’t remember a deadly, spitting, venomous cobra got loose in a Raleigh neighborhood. A massive search was launched and the animal was found. The owner was cited and faces 40+ misdemeanor charges in relation to the incident and the possession of the cobra and other reptiles. But now North Carolina has seen another illegal animal incident. This time it was three water buffalo that got loose in a Charlotte neighborhood.
I absolutely do not condone owning the cobra, nor would I ever in a million years or for a million dollars want to be near one much less own it. But I mean people do keep snakes as pets. What on earth is someone doing with three Chinese water buffalo in a city? According to QCNews Charlotte Mecklenburg Police received a call about the animals getting loose over the weekend. The animals were near Leesburg Road and Hollyhouse Drive in east Charlotte.
Two of the Chinese water buffalo were able to be contained and loaded into a livestock trailer. Unfortunately, a third of the animals became increasingly agitated and was unable to be loaded up. The owners and police offers came to the agreement that it was best to euthanize the water buffalo.
According to National Geographic a water buffalo is the largest member of the “Bovini tribe”. On average they are between 5 and over 6 feet tall and have massive curved horns that can be as long as 5 feet. he owner of the water buffalo that got loose in Charlotte received a citation. There has been no information on if they resided in the city limits, and what the purpose of owning these animals was.
Read the full QCNews story here.