Tuesday, April 26, 2005

NEVER SAY DIE: This NYT piece about the roundup of loose bison in suburban Pikesville, MD is pretty cute -- until you get to the ending:
But they gave their owner one headache too many. Gerald Berg, who raised the bison on his cattle farm in Stevenson, started his day by jumping on an all-terrain vehicle and chasing the escaped animals. Mr. Berg has been raising bison for about eight years, he said, but no more.

By midday, as the last of the bison were being herded into the trailer, Mr. Berg had decided their fate.

"It's out of hand," he said. "They're going to the slaughterhouse, and they're going to be buffalo burgers."

The Baltimore Sun spares its readers of that sad ending, and, to boot, its pictures are cooler.

One last note: if I'm a bison, and my last days of freedom are being spent in the Baltimore suburbs, I'm going to the Towson Town Center. They've got a Nordstrom, yo.

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