Water buffaloes escape Sydney film set, race down busy street
Published on Mar 25, 2014 2:53 PM
SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Two water buffaloes startled residents of an inner-Sydney suburb on Tuesday morning, as they pelted 2 km down a city street past disbelieving pedestrians, while car drivers scurried to get out of the way.
Eyewitnesses told local media the buffaloes looked agitated, having escaped from a city park where an advertisement was being filmed.
"I was just waiting for the bus and instead of a bus, two random buffalo ran past," Abril Felman, a student at the University of Sydney campus nearby, said by telephone.
Firefighters rounded up the animals and live-tweeted the operation, saying they used ladders and firefighting gear to corral the animals into a makeshift pen, until handlers from the film set took them away.
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