The Buffalo of Ulysses Sighted
Just along the southern border of the town of Ulysses, there has been a small herd of American bison for awhile now. They’re kept safely behind a fence, of course, farmed as cattle would be.
At least, that’s how it used to be. A couple weeks ago, the buffalo herd was liberated, and has been missing since, sighted a few times along the gorge trail in Taughannock Falls State Park…
…and online. Wednesday night, the herd was spotted and photographed by Nancy Cusumano, who lives on Duboise Road. Apparently, the animals have been using the Black Diamond Trail to move in relative peace, up toward Trumansburg and back down toward Ithaca.
Whoever thought that the trail would be used by domesticated animals to get back to nature?
It is said that, long ago, a small subspecies of woodland bison used to life in these parts. Is this a Trumansburg rewilding?