Thunder, the 1,500-pound Simmental steer raised by Medfield resident Hilary Maxson, is for sale.
Maxson purchased the animal to take to livestock shows when she was a student at Walpole's Norfolk County Agricultural High School but had difficulty parting with her pet. While preparing to leave for college last summer, Maxson started looking for a home for the bovine, but had difficulty finding one that would guarantee that he wouldn't end up on someone's cookout menu.
A year later, Maxson is resigned to reality: keeping Thunder is no longer feasible. "Whatever happens, happens," she wrote in an email.
Maxson is asking anyone interested in buying the animal to call her at 508-359-9893.
-- Alison O'Leary Murray
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