Mac & Mike's Pick: America's Largest House Pet

By WEEK Reporter

November 5, 2010 Updated Nov 5, 2010 at 10:24 PM CDT


BAILEY MAKES HIS HOME WITH JIM AND LINDA SAUTNER.

HE'S A SELF-DESCRIBED "BUFFALO WHISPERER". HE IS VERY, VERY TOLERANT.

BAILEY JUNIOR IS A TWO YEAR OLD, 16-HUNDRED POUND BISON THAT THE SAUTNER'S HAVE RAISED SINCE HE WAS TWO WEEKS OLD.

GIVEN TO THE SAUTNERS AFTER BAILEY SENIOR, THEIR FIRST PET BISON DIED. BAILEY JUNIOR WAS BOTTLE-FED, AND NOW LIKES TO GO INTO THE FAMILY HOME WITH JIM, HAVE A DRINK FROM THE KITCHEN SINK AND LIE ON THE FLOOR.

BAILEY SENIOR WAS SOMETHING OF A MOVIE STAR APPEARING IN FIVE FILMS AND THE SAUTNER'S ARE HOPING WHEN JUNIOR REACHES FULL SIZE, ANOTHER 800-POUNDS OR SO, HE'LL BE READY FOR THE CAMERA AS WELL.

FOR THE RECORD: JUNIOR IS NOT HOUSE-BROKEN, BUT JIM SAYS HE CAN TELL WHEN BAILEY WANTS TO LEAVE THE ROOM.

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