December 19, 2013
Video: Bison Riding Shotgun
By Phil Bourjaily
If only we could all have bison as pets. Jim Sautner of Spruce Grove, Alberta, who has actually had two pet bison indroduces us to Baily D. Bison Jr., who is still growing at 1,600 pounds. The original Bailey weighed 2,200 pounds as a full-grown adult.
In addition to riding in a specially modified car, Bailey used to come into the house and lie down in the living room. Bison don’t housebreak, so when the Sautners moved to a new home they stopped bringing him inside. Otherwise, Bailey Jr. is just another member of the family.