Drivers swerved to avoid them and pedestrians gawped as the ‘agitated’ looking beasts ran down the main road.

As reported on the Sky News website, people were baffled by their appearance.

Abril Felman, a student at the University of Sydney, said: “I was just waiting for the bus and instead of a bus, two random buffalo ran past. We were all standing back; we were all going ‘That’s really random’.”

After travelling for more than a mile, firefighters managed to herd the buffalo into a temporary pen before their handlers arrived and took the fugitives away.

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