Buffalo Jerry McGath
Escaped buffalo 'go spastic' INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 1,200-pound buffalo enjoyed several several hours of freedom Monday after after escaping while an animal control control officer was ticketing the man try ing to catch it. "You talk about stupidity. Why couldn't they give him the ticket after he'd captured the buffalo," said Diane McGath, after her husband husband Jerry was given a ticket for letting an animal run loose. The animal escaped early Monday, Monday, but Jerry McGath cornered it shortly afterward. After fleeing while McGath was being ticketed, the animal roamed another 2 l /2 hours. It was missing about l l /2 hours total before being captured and returned to its owners, officials officials said. "Buffalo are tranquil when they are in herds," Mrs. McGath said. ' 'Left alone, they go spastic.'' The McGaths sold the 17 buffalo buffalo they raised at their Reel Ranch in Franklin Township. While the animals were being loaded into a truck Sunday, two got loose. The animals were shot and killed by police after a chase through parking lots and a housing housing development. A female buffalo was kept overnight overnight at the ranch with her 4- month-old calf. The mother buffalo buffalo escaped when it jumped over a 6-foot metal farm gate Monday.