Bison herd back home after roaming through Gilford, N.H.

GILFORD, N.H. (WHDH) — A herd of American bison are back home at a farm in Gilford, New Hampshire after getting loose and running through town.

About 25 of the animals were seen trotting through Gilford on Tuesday. They even had a police escort on the highway as officers used their cruisers to try and keep them from running into traffic.

The animals escaped from a nearby farm owned by 79-year-old Armand Bolduc. He said the new female leader of the pack crashed the herd through a fence and led them all on a 10-mile hike through town. Bolduc said when he first got a phone call telling him his bison had gotten loose, he thought it was a prank.

Bolduc got the bison 30 years ago after a wildfire at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.