Herd of 15 bison escape while driver of livestock trailer stops at Hythe Husky

BEAVERLODGE – RCMP are searching for 15 bison after they busted out of their trailer while the driver of the livestock truck parked at the Husky in Hythe Feb. 18.

Beaverlodge RCMP received a complaint at about 6:45 p.m. of bison at large in Hythe. The owner of the livestock had been parked at the Husky in Hythe when the side door of the trailer was worked loose by the livestock. All 15 bison exited the livestock trailer and dispersed in the Hythe area.

RCMP are asking motorists in the area of Hythe to be aware of the possibility that the bison may be found on roadways. The bison were last seen in the areas of Hwy 43 north of Hythe and also near Township Road 744 and Range Road 101.

Beaverlodge RCMP are asking anyone who comes across the bison to contact the Beaverlodge RCMP at 780-354-2955, as they will coordinate with the owner of the livestock. Members of the public are cautioned not to approach these animals.

A Hythe resident took this photo of Bison wandering the streets Tuesday night after they escaped their trailer. (Hythe Fire Department photo)

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