Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam....

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CalBRE #01458572

One of the beautiful things about San Diego is that we are not Los Angeles (sorry La-La-Landers!). And as long as Camp Pendleton provides a buffer zone between the two cities, it is highly unlikely that San Diego will be Los Angelesized anytime soon. But for goodness sake and Heavens to Betsy, who knew that here in San Diego County, one could actually buy a home not too far from where the buffalo are still roaming!

According to an article in this past Sunday's San Diego Union-Tribune, right there in the northeast corner of the 125,000-acre military base is a herd of about 150 bison ("buffalo" to commoners like you and me).

It seems that in the early 1970s, the San Diego Zoo gave 14 bison to Camp Pendleton because the Zoo didn't have room for them. The Camp Pendleton herd is one of the few free-roaming herds in the nation and, according to the article, quite possibly one of the most genetically pure due to the isolation of the military base. Yellowstone and Wind Cave National Parks have other genetically pure herds.

Interested readers can read the full story at http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080907-9999-1n7bison.html

Facts about buffalo

  • Live 20-25 years
  • Buffalo "hair" can be up to 16 inches long
  • Adult buffalo weigh 1,100 to 2,000 pounds
  • Adults can run as fast as 30 mph
  • Sales of buffalo meat totaled $286 million in 2007.

 

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Rainer
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Laurie Logan
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Thank you for the awesome photo - indeed, buffalo are majestic animals!

October 27, 2008 03:15 PM
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Steve Hall
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There are lots of great things about LA.  

Did you take that photo? Can you run up to 30 mph?

 

October 27, 2008 04:44 PM
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Marian Gregor-Ann
Arbor area Real Estate
Keller Williams

Hi Jim, Bison. Who knew? We have an Ann Arbor area farmer who raises Beefalo (yes they are 1/2 and 1/2) They are magnificent creatures!

The Horse Girl ~ Marian

December 18, 2008 06:12 PM
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Tony Orefice
Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC
Wilkinson and Associates/www.TonyOreficeRealtor.com

...and the deer and the antelope play... Great photo.

December 18, 2008 08:30 PM
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Carol Riley
Real Living Premier Realtors

Thanks for the great picture. We also have buffalo roaming free here in Albuquerque. On the Sandia Indian Reservation, which borders the northeast side of Albuquerque, is an area where there are around 20 buffalo. I get to go for early morning walks and look at buffalo on one side and usually there are a few hot air balloons in the sky to top it off!

Carol Riley, Huntington Real Estate, Albuquerque, NM, carolsellsnewmexico.com

October 31, 2009 10:37 AM
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