VARYSBURG, N.Y. (AP) _ Ten bison remained on the loose in rural western New York Wednesday after escaping from a farm over the weekend.
A herd of 17 animals wandered off after breaking through a fence in the Wyoming County town of Orangeville Sunday morning. Six bison were corralled by Monday and one was shot by a neighbor.
The remaining 10 animals were between two properties belonging to the herd's owner Wednesday and crews were working to coax them to the nearest barn, said the owner's granddaughter, Nichole Boxler.
``They know where they all are. They're not in a building yet,'' she said Wednesday afternoon. ``There are people up there now.''
The bison are owned by Hans Boxler, who owns Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park in Varysburg, but the runaway animals were not part of the park, said Nichole Boxler, the park's marketing manager.
Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman Megan Gollwitzer said the DEC was contacted about the bison on Sunday but hasn't been involved with the roundup because the animals are considered domesticated livestock, not wildlife.