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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.