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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  Fun trivia blog, some of the facts  I was not aware of .  Have a great week.

September 10, 2008 11:02 PM
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Dee Nofziger
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Very interesting and unexpected post. It's always nice to read something a bit different. Have a terrific week!

September 10, 2008 11:02 PM
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Debra Drummond
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I read this story in our local paper with interest here in Michigan also. As an MP who was stationed at Camp Pendleton years ago, I can tell you it's an absolute massive base. Thank goodness for it otherwise there wouldn't be a bare piece of land between San Clemente & Oceanside. Interesting facts!

September 10, 2008 11:04 PM
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Karen Rice
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales
WEICHERT, REALTORS® Paupack Group

That's cool...who knew you could still roam with the buffalo!  I love buffalo burgers!

September 10, 2008 11:23 PM
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
The C Team
Keller Williams Legacy

That is something that i would have never expected to find in San Diego County!  Interesting post.

September 11, 2008 12:27 AM
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Jim that was quite an intriguing article on Buffalo. I remember tasting it once at a wine tasting event. Seemed ok. Thanks, Keith

September 11, 2008 01:02 AM
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Karen Anne Stone
Fort Worth Real Estate
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Jim:  What a fabulous post.  These animals are just so incredibly beautiful.  Both the San Diego Zoo and Camp Pendleton are to be commended for making this pristine herd possible.  And... now I'm off the click on the link and read the rest of the story.  Thanks so much for sharing.  Take care...

September 11, 2008 01:05 AM
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Mike Jones
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Jim,

Who would have thought it?  Probably no brucellosis in this herd, either.

Mike in Tucson

October 26, 2008 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Caren Wallace
Portland Caren Real Estate
John L. Scott Real Estate

Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam and the skies are not cloudy all day!

October 27, 2008 05:18 AM
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Laurie Logan
South Central WI Real Estate
Prudential Community Realty, Broker Associate

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

October 27, 2008 03:15 PM
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Steve Hall
Make the Call to Hankins and 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
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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
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...and the deer and the antelope play... Great photo.

December 18, 2008 08:30 PM
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Carol Riley
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties

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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