87-4-419. Escape from alternative livestock ranch -- effect. (1) If an alternative livestock animal escapes from an alternative livestock ranch, the alternative livestock licensee shall immediately notify the department of its escape and shall make every reasonable effort to recapture it. If the escaped animal cannot be recaptured within a reasonable time, the department may kill the animal. If recapture or killing of the animal is unsuccessful within a reasonable time, the animal becomes the property of the state.
(2) The department shall by rule adopt a definition of "reasonable time", as used in this section, taking into consideration specific seasonal issues related to breeding and disease.