Pets & Animals

Sold on Craigslist: Housebroken bison finds new home

It was a common occurrence to find a 1,000-pound bison roaming in Karen Schoeve's bedroom in Argyle, Texas, until last Saturday, when she sold her beloved pet Bullet to new owners.

But Bullet is no ordinary bison. When the wind blew open the door to Schoeve's home, Bullet would let herself in and walk down the hallway to Schoeve's bedroom.

"She lounges through and turns around and sniffs," Schoeve told Dallas Morning News in a video.

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According to NBC's Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate, Schoeve was struggling to balance work with looking after Bullet and her other animals, so she decided to sell the domesticated bison for $5,960 in an ad on Craigslist two months ago. TODAY reached out to Schoeve for additional comment, but didn't hear back.

"I can't take care of three horses and work full time and live my dream," Schoeve said tearfully in the video. "So the best thing for me is to give everybody a good home...especially Bullet."

The ad, titled "TAME/HOUSEBROKEN BUFFALO COW," sheds more light on Bullet's lifestyle: "She does not potty in the house. My plan was to build an outside patio porch room that she could come in and hang out while we watched the sun set and BBQ’d."

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On May 15, Schoeve posted on her Facebook page, "I just spent the day with Bullet and we have now relocated her to her new digs about 8 miles from my home. She is in good hands. She will have more friends to hang out with, more grass, better pasture choices and shelter from the ice storms here."

Schoeve describes Bullet as housetrained, although she sometimes tracks mud inside. She says the bison is "good hardy stock, but "not scary," and that she has "a great personality."

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Good luck in your new home, Bullet!

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