Yak unfastened in Virginia after escaping transport to the butchers

Yak in front of sheriff's car

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The yak has been noticed in a number of places however is at present on the run


A yak is on the unfastened within the US state of Virginia after escaping from a trailer on its solution to the butchers.

Meteor, a three-year-old who belongs to farmer Robert Cissell of Nature’s Bridge Farm in Buckingham, Virginia, has been lacking since Tuesday.


Mr Cissell advised the BBC Meteor had been raised for meat and described the animal as “aloof”.

He mentioned if captured the yak would “most probably stay out his life right here with our breeding herd”.

Kevin Wright, an animal management supervisor for Nelson County, mentioned: “It broke via a cease signal and we have been attempting to catch it for some time. It is a well-mannered creature and clearly would not need to be dealt with.”

He added: “It is no risk to anybody however we’re involved if it will get unfastened on the freeway.”

The animal was seen at a mattress and breakfast within the county however is believed to have wandered to the mountains.

Deb Verplank, the proprietor of Orchard Home Mattress and Breakfast turned invested within the story of Meteor after he was noticed in her gardens.

She mentioned: “I did not even know what a yak was till he turned up. He was so brazen. The farmer has left his trailer right here so we hope he’s discovered alive.”

“I actually suppose Meteor knew what was happening and the place he was headed and determined it wasn’t for him.”

Mr Cissell mentioned if Meteor was returned, he must be stored alive now that he was a star.

Nonetheless, he did add: “As a small household farm, it is going to be a loss to our household’s state of affairs.”