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ALERT: Buffalo on the loose in Waupaca County

Posted at 2:50 PM, May 13, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-13 22:21:13-04

WAUPACA COUNTY (NBC 26) — The Waupaca County Sheriff's Office says a buffalo has been spotted on County Highway E north of Ogdensburg.

Sgt. Dan Lewinski of the Waupaca County Sheriff's Office said the buffalo was first spotted a couple of days ago.

He says the sheriff's office has received reports of multiple sightings in the past couple of days.

Sgt. Lewinski told NBC 26 over the phone the buffalo got loose from a farm in Waupaca County. They are not releasing the name of the farm.

Lewinski said no search efforts are underway to locate the buffalo. He said the department hears reports of animals on the loose all the time, but not typically a buffalo.

Deputies are advising drivers to be cautious in the area. Authorities say if you see the buffalo, do not approach it because they are unpredictable, and report the location to the Waupaca County Sheriff's Office at (715) 258-4466 and reference case number W24-07297.

This is a developing story. Stay with NBC 26 for further updates.