Buffalo found in Georgia swimming pool

Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 9:21 AM
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CLEVELAND, Ga. — A north Georgia man says he and his wife found a neighbor's buffalo in their swimming pool.

Chris Nonnemaker says he and his wife noticed two holes in the pool's cover and went outside to take a look Saturday morning in White County. Nonnemaker says they noticed something moving.

When he pulled the pool cover back, Nonnemaker saw a buffalo that had escaped from a neighbor's home.

Nonnemaker called police and videotaped the animal's rescue, which involved ropes to help coax the buffalo out near the shallow end.

Deputies say the buffalo belonged to a neighbor and escaped with two others weeks ago. They say those two were caught shortly after they got away.

The owners of the buffalo that was in the pool decided to put the animal down.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/25/10 - 08:46 am
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That animal needed to be on

That animal needed to be on the range.....Ted Turner would have space for him.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 10/25/10 - 08:54 am
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Why in the world put the

Why in the world put the animal down? Why not have it transported to a zoo or some place where it could roam. There is a place in VA where you can tour in a bus several acres where they have camels, hippopotamas, zebras, and others that roam several hundred of acres of land.

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AutumnLeaves 10/25/10 - 08:56 am
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I suspect it took in too much

I suspect it took in too much water, but that's just a guess.

Chillen
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Chillen 10/25/10 - 09:22 am
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Poor animal. The owner

Poor animal. The owner should have provide it a safe environment.

soldout
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soldout 10/25/10 - 09:44 am
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There are probably people

There are probably people more upset over this animal being killed than they have ever been over an unborn baby being killed. I am not talking about the comments here, but just people in general.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/25/10 - 10:41 am
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soldout...You may be right

soldout...You may be right but I'm pretty upset when I read that an 8 months pregnant woman was pulled rom her home in China & aborted against her will....we trade a lot with that country....why don't we hear very much about THEIR tactics??
I know overpopulation is a real threat there BUT 8 MONTHS PREG!!!!

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seabeau 10/25/10 - 10:45 am
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I bet that would have clogged

I bet that would have clogged up the filter.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 10/25/10 - 11:16 am
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Soldout, your threadjacking

Soldout, your threadjacking skills are amazing. Buffalos to abortion?

swinter05
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swinter05 10/25/10 - 11:23 am
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soldout - couldn't agree

soldout - couldn't agree more. And I personally know some people like that....it is quite sickening.

SteveCagle
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SteveCagle 10/25/10 - 12:54 pm
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O.M.G, SAVE THE BUFFALOES!!!

O.M.G, SAVE THE BUFFALOES!!! We need legislation to stop this madness right now!

april65
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april65 10/25/10 - 01:38 pm
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It was a water buffalo.

It was a water buffalo.

Farmboy
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Farmboy 10/25/10 - 03:00 pm
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Now that's a story to tell

Now that's a story to tell the grandchildren for sure!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 10/25/10 - 07:32 pm
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It more than likely will end

It more than likely will end up in their freezer and later, on their grill.

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humbleopinion 10/25/10 - 07:33 pm
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It was the swimming pool's

It was the swimming pool's fault. Pools should be banned to save the buffalo.....All kidding aside, I'm sorry to hear the owner decided to put the animal down, but like another poster said it could have been in very poor condition after being in the pool for an extended time. Buffalo meat is actually very tasty and quite nutritious as well!

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corgimom 10/25/10 - 10:49 pm
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"Oh give me a home...where

"Oh give me a home...where the buffalo roam..."

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