'Two buffalo escaped from a commercial set and wandered around a nearby neighborhood before they were rounded up by handlers.'
Yes, those are water buffalo charging through the streets of Newtown.
'They galloped down a main road,' and 'firefighters had to use ladders and other gear to corral them into a makeshift pen. Handlers from the film set took them back to work, though reluctantly.'
Interesting sight in a Newtown front yard. They look at home, no? Fireys and wranglers trying to get them home. pic.twitter.com/lvJTXbS1D7- Damien Smith (@DamienSmith_7) March 24, 2014
But people on Twitter definitely got a kick out of it.
Special forecast for Newtown: Showery with a chance of Water Buffalo.- Tim Bailey (@dailybailey10) March 25, 2014
Water buffalo do live in Australia, but ... we can't say it's very common to see them dashing around in traffic.