Lonely Planet Writer

This bison lived as a pet in a house in Dallas and the pictures are brilliant

A woman who had a bison as a pet has sold the “domesticated” animal because caring for the 71-stone creature was getting too much.

Bullet, a bison, with his owner Karen Schoeve
(Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News/AP/PA)

Karen Schoeve, who lives near Dallas in the US state of Texas, allowed the bison to roam around her home making for some unbelievable pictures.

Bullet, a bison, walks through his owner's home
(Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News/AP/PA)

But the days of Bullet wandering around the house are no more. Schoeve took the decision to sell the animal because caring for it, along with her two ponies, while working was getting too much.

Bullet, a bison, walks through his owner's home
(Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News/AP/PA)

Bullet has moved to pastures new – literally. She will share her new home with two cows. Schoeve described Bullet as house-trained – although she sometimes tread mud inside.

Bullet, a bison, walks through his owner's home
(Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News/AP/PA)

She says Bullet is “good hardy stock, but not scary” and has “a great personality”. Bullet was advertised for sale on Craigslist for $5,960 (about £4,110). Schoeve told The Dallas Morning News she received several offers.

(Press Association)

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