Update, 1:55 p.m.: This story has taken a dark turn—at least three of the bison have been shot, and both police and the animals’ owner believe the rest will have to be shot as well, apparently because of their potential to cause harm and the difficulty of recapturing them. Meanwhile, one armed man at the scene was arrested by police; one report says he shot at the animals. Other outlets say a number of local hunters have converged on the area.
Original post, 11:59 a.m.: Wait a minute, what?
Indeed, visual evidence confirms that buffalo are on the loose in upstate New York:
The Albany Times-Union reports that the herd escaped from a farm in the town of Schodack and have not yet been recaptured. None were injured during the highway crossing.