Escaped Buffalo Close German Autobahn for 8 Hours

By John Smithies, Epoch Times
May 15, 2018 11:04 am Last Updated: May 15, 2018 11:04 am

There isn’t much that will close a German autobahn—except maybe some escaped buffaloes.

The A3 autobahn near Leverkusen in western Germany was blocked overnight for eight hours after five water buffaloes escaped from a nearby field.

The animals began walking around on the motorway at midnight causing major traffic problems.

The police and fire brigade eventually managed to encircle them, allowing experts from Cologne Zoo to stun them with sedatives.

It took almost two hours until all the buffalo fell asleep and could be hoisted off the motorway and transported back to their field.