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Housebroken Half-Ton Bison for Sale by Texas Owner

Bullet is 8 years old, and weighs 1,000 pounds



    Bullet, a "housebroken" bison was listed for sale by its owner on Craiglist for $6,000. Bullet lives in Argyle, Texas.

    An 8-year-old bison named Bullet has outgrown its Texas home and the owner wants to find a new place for the 1,000-pound pet to roam. 

    The family posted a Craigslist ad listing Bullet as "for sale" for almost $6,000, as long as the new owner will allow the bison to continue interacting with people. Bullet's owner says the buffalo needs more space and grassland.

    According to the ad, originally posted in March, Bullet is housebroken and "perfectly gentle." The post indicated that "if this ad is still showing, the buffalo is still for sale." On Friday afternoon, a link to the post displayed a message stating the post had been flagged for removal. 

    "Bullet loves to chase and spar with a riding lawn mower, wheel barrow or even my truck when I'm out in the field. She will follow me when I'm in the truck. She is like a precious gigantic dog herself," the listing said.

    It warns that Bullet is still a buffalo, after all, and should never be left alone in the house or with children.

    The buffalo is also famous, the ad read, noting Bullet is featured in the children's book "Heaven is for Animals" by Nancy Tillman.

    Bullet lives with the family in Argyle, 30 miles northwest of Dallas. 

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