Where do buffalo roam? According to Stafford County Sheriff Jeff Parr, just about anywhere they want.

Where do buffalo roam? According to Stafford County Sheriff Jeff Parr, just about anywhere they want.

A large Bison belonging to Marvin Whipple, Pawnee Rock decided to do just that, Friday when he slipped out of his pen in southeastern Pawnee County and moseyed into Stafford county.

Dispatch got the call for “a large buffalo, heading south,” and dispatch Macksville police chief Troy Wright and Sheriff Parr to the scene. The buffalo was definitely on a southward trek as he roamed through the east side of the city of Macksville crossing the Mustang football field and crossing four lanes of traffic on U.S. 50 near the cemetery.

Parr said it was best to just let him roam as Whipple and his wife made their way down with a portable corral and cattle trailer.

“The fun will be when we try to load him up,” Parr said as he followed the bison on his southerly trek.

Whipple got ahead of the buffalo and set up the portable corral on SW 20th Street, and with a pair of trucks, quad ATV and fast driving the bison was eventually contained in the corral and loaded into a waiting trailer for transport back north where he will hopefully roam no more.