The Risks and Rewards of Growing Up with a Pet Buffalo: A Cautionary Tale

Athena
3 min readSep 18, 2023

Introduction

I recently came across news that a woman was caught petting a bison at Yellowstone National Park, and it struck a chord. Growing up, my family owned a pet buffalo named Buffy. She lived alongside our deer, goats, and other animals, and it was a common sight for us to pet and feed her. This incident made me reflect on the risks and responsibilities associated with interacting with large, potentially dangerous animals — both domestic and wild.

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Athena

Mom of three boys. Computer programmer living in the country with my husband focusing on my hobbies and youngest son. https://ko-fi.com/athenaandrew