May 16, 2012 (Sioux City Journal)
Authorities in five Northwest Iowa counties are still looking for a handful of buffalo believed to be on the loose after escaping from a ranch.
About 200 buffalo went through a gate at the Frick and Joe Buffalo Ranch at 4982 200th St. in Sibley, Iowa, on Sunday.
The animals have been spotted in Lyon, Osceola, Sioux and O’Brien counties in Iowa and Nobles County, Minn., said Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Seth Hofman.
“They can go really, really fast,” he said.
Most have been captured or killed, but one was seen early Wednesday near Highway 60 and 280th Street north of Sheldon, police said. Police suspect more are still loose.
No injuries have been reported.
[as of this writing, 30 remain free and have been reported stampeding across five counties.]