Saskatchewan

Bison on the loose near Dalmeny, Sask.

Police are warning the public not to approach any bison on the loose in the Dalmeny, Sask., area. About three to five bison are still at large after 52 escaped from a farm Sunday night through a hole cut in the fence.

52 bison escaped from farm Sunday night after fence cut

Stelly Wall posted this picture on Facebook saying they encountered these three on a grid road by Pine Point. (Facebook/Stelly Wall)

There are about three to five bison at large in the Dalmeny, Sask., area and police are warning the public to stay away if the animals are spotted.

Dalmeny police Const. Scott Splawinski said 52 bison escaped a farm in the area last night after the fence had been cut.

As of early Monday morning, seven had been caught and returned to the property. One bison died after being returned, likely from exhaustion, Splawinski said.

The majority have been located and herded into small groups on neighbouring properties.

"They don't herd like cattle, they only move when they want to, so it's a little bit harder to get the cattle back onto a truck," Splawinski said.

 

Dalmeny is about 25 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

People are asked to call Dalmeny Police or Corman Park Police if they see the remaining three to five bison that are unaccounted for.

Splawinski said he suspects the fence being cut was an act of vandalism but said the investigation will fall to the RCMP and Corman Park Police.

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