Police are trying to round up a small herd of buffalo that escaped from a farm and crossed a busy stretch of the New York State Thruway.
About 15 of the animals escaped Thursday from a farm across the Hudson River in the Rensselaer County town of Schodack.
Drivers slowed to avoid them. The owner believes they swam across the river to the town of Bethlehem, where they wandered across a busy stretch of Interstate 87 and into neighboring Coeymans.
Three men believed to be associated with the farm shot the buffaloes Friday afternoon in a stream in woods in the town of Coeymans, 10 miles south of Albany, N.Y.
The reasons for shooting the Buffalo’s were due to public safety