July 19 (UPI) -- A herd of bison escaped from its enclosure in New Hampshire and stampeded through the area, halting traffic on major roadways and trampling front yards.
Armand Buldoc, owner of Buldoc Farm in Gilford, said his 25 bison broke through a fence on his 340-acre property Tuesday and ran wild through three towns.
Courtney Schwatzkopf, who lives two doors down from the farm, said her family recorded video of the bison stampeding down the street.
"And then I just screamed for [my son] to stop because I thought they were going to run right across, and then they just kept coming," Schwatzkopf told WMUR-TV.
Police and animal control officers attempted without success to corral the bison.
"They can go up to 45 miles an hour, so trying to herd them was very difficult," said Robert Bolduc, the animals' owner's brother.
The bison eventually wandered back toward home and were safely back on the farm Tuesday night.
Robert Buldoc said the animals apparently escaped after being spooked by noises from nearby road work.
Armand Buldoc said he knows which of the bison is the ringleader and he is taking measures to ensure they don't escape again.