Two Water Buffalo Are On The Loose In Newtown, Because Of Course They Are
This is not a drill.
In breaking and ridiculous news this morning, two water buffalo, apparently commissioned to star in an ad shoot, have broken loose in Newtown.
Firefighters called to the Sydney suburb of Newtown, after water buffalo were accidentally released onto the street during an ad shoot
— Ten News Melbourne (@tennewsmelb) March 24, 2014
According to Sydney Uni student Rachel Murdolo, who spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald, the buffalo were meandering down the strip at around 10am towards any number of frozen yoghurt outlets, being filmed by a buggy.
“It was kind of bizarre but it was Newtown so I didn’t think it was that unusual,” Murdolo said, hilariously. Two minutes later, a police car sped past her, followed by a fire truck.
— Red Door Productions (@a_felman) March 24, 2014
According to Twitter and The Herald, the buffalo were cornered in someone’s backyard near Missenden Road in Camperdown, and loaded into a truck.
If anyone recognises this yard as their own, please get in touch. We have a few questions for you.
The infamous Newtown goats and that massive spotted Redfern pig have all been approached for comment. More to come.
I reckon this 'water-buffalos in Newtown' story will turn out to be a viral marketing campaign for the indie band of the same name.
— Ben Jenkins (@bencjenkins) March 25, 2014
— Newtown WaterBuffalo (@NewtownBuffalo) March 25, 2014