Hi, my name is Cynthia Van Maanen and I live in the Stoneridge subdivision
of Garfield Township, Traverse City, MI.
I took this photo (and several others) on 6/13/09 around 6:00 p.m. standing
on the front porch of my home.
Just prior to taking the photo my daughter, Annie, who is 8 years old and
her friend Mac came rushing into the house saying there were buffalo in the
At first I didn't believe them, but they convinced my husband, Martin and I
to go outside. There were 6 buffalo roaming the streets. The sheriff's
dept. was chasing the buffalo
trying to round them up. Eventually they made their way from our
subdivision across S. Airport and into the fields behind Sam's Club. After
that I don't know what happened.
Our assumption is that they got loose from the field behind the Great Wolf
Lodge and traveled behind the Outlet Mall into our subdivision.
Cynthia Van Maanen