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  • 25 March 2014, 13:02

Escaped Water Buffalo Spark Mayhem In Street

Two water buffalo left residents of a Sydney suburb stunned as they galloped down a main road after escaping from a film set.

Shocked pedestrians looked on as drivers swerved to avoid the duo, who had run away from a city park before travelling more than a mile down the street.

Witnesses told local media the buffalo - who were being used in a film for an advert - looked agitated.

"I was just waiting for the bus and instead of a bus, two random buffalo ran past," Abril Felman, a student at the nearby University of Sydney campus said.

"We were all standing back, we were all going 'That's really random' ...

"It's a very diverse community that lives there.

"It's not strange to see people dressed up in costumes running around at night. It's a bit of a free-spirited Bohemian culture."

Australian firefighters rounded up the animals while posting a series of updates on the operation on their Twitter page.

They said they used ladders and firefighting gear to corral the pair into a makeshift pen, before handlers from the film set arrived and took the absconding animals away.

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