German police bring in crane to get 5 buffalo off autobahn - WAAYTV.com - Huntsville, Alabama - News Weather, Sports |

German police bring in crane to get 5 buffalo off autobahn

Posted: Updated:
(Oliver Koehler/WDR//dpa via AP). Water buffalos stand on a highway near Leverkusen, western Germany, Monday, May 14, 2018.  The buffaloes, including two calves, escaped from a field Sunday night and walked onto the A3 highway near Leverkusen. The high... (Oliver Koehler/WDR//dpa via AP). Water buffalos stand on a highway near Leverkusen, western Germany, Monday, May 14, 2018. The buffaloes, including two calves, escaped from a field Sunday night and walked onto the A3 highway near Leverkusen. The high...
(Oliver Koehler/WDR//dpa via AP). Water buffalos stand on a highway near Leverkusen, western Germany, Monday, May 14, 2018.  The buffaloes, including two calves, escaped from a field Sunday night and walked onto the A3 highway near Leverkusen. The high... (Oliver Koehler/WDR//dpa via AP). Water buffalos stand on a highway near Leverkusen, western Germany, Monday, May 14, 2018. The buffaloes, including two calves, escaped from a field Sunday night and walked onto the A3 highway near Leverkusen. The high...
  • NationalMore>>

  • Gates Foundation director to lead Pennsylvania universities

    Gates Foundation director to lead Pennsylvania universities

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:32:07 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:45:03 GMT
    A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been chosen as the new chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14 state universities.
    A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been chosen as the new chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14 state universities.
  • Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

    Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:41:48 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:45:00 GMT
    (Gaston County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Sunday, May 20, 2018, booking photo provided by the Gaston County Sheriff's Office shows Roger Self. Police say that Self intentionally rammed a vehicle into a restaurant shortly after midday Sunday, May 20...(Gaston County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Sunday, May 20, 2018, booking photo provided by the Gaston County Sheriff's Office shows Roger Self. Police say that Self intentionally rammed a vehicle into a restaurant shortly after midday Sunday, May 20...
    Authorities say man intentionally rammed vehicle into a North Carolina restaurant busy with weekend lunch crowd, killing his daughter, another person and injuring several others.
    Authorities say man intentionally rammed vehicle into a North Carolina restaurant busy with weekend lunch crowd, killing his daughter, another person and injuring several others.
  • University official resigns after Afghanistan bombing claim

    University official resigns after Afghanistan bombing claim

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:12:01 GMT
    Monday, May 21 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:44:58 GMT
    The State University of New York has placed a high-ranking official on leave after it was revealed that he may have fabricated a story about surviving a bombing in Afghanistan and other claims in a speech last fall.
    The State University of New York has placed a high-ranking official on leave after it was revealed that he may have fabricated a story about surviving a bombing in Afghanistan and other claims in a speech last fall.

BERLIN (AP) - Police called in a crane to lift five fugitive water buffalo off a highway in western Germany during an operation that lasted about nine hours.

News agency dpa reported that the buffalo, including two calves, escaped from a field Sunday night and walked onto the A3 highway near Leverkusen. The road was closed temporarily.

Police said they initially corralled the animals using two trucks and several patrol cars, but weren't able to get them off the road.

A zoo vet was brought in to tranquilize the animals before they were lifted. One bull that had got stuck in a crash barrier had to be freed, but was unhurt.

A Cologne fire service crane removed the animals from the highway. They were taken back to their field.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WAAY. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.