The past few days, both the local...and now the National news has been making fun of an incident here in Maryland, in the Pikesville area, where I grew up and which is about 5 miles from where I live.
In a VERY rich, gated suburban neighborhood, a lady called 911 to say she saw about 10....Buffalo...Yep! running loose in the tennis courts there! Well after a ton of 911 calls, the police realized it was NOT a prank. They went out there, the whole thing was caught on the news,
as about a dozen policeman were amazed to see...yep about 10 real wild buffalo (they had escaped from a farm not too far down the road where the neighborhood turns to country).
It was hilarious...as the police formed a line..yeah..like THAT would stop 6 foot tall 1 ton weighing horned wild beasts. Tehn the police made a "gate" out of lawnchairs, which the buffalo jumped and then it got not so funny, when one buffalo knocked over and nearly killed a policeman. Then, the police managed to get all the buffalo in a giant speacial van/truck and get them back to the farm. This all happened Tuesday night and was on the local news.
Then last night it was on the National news, and they played the 911 tapes.
The police who corralled and caught the buffalo are kiddingly now being called "The Buffalo Brigade", people are printing and selling T-Shirts with that name and a silk screen drawing of a buffalo with a policeman...
....and I heard Jay Leno and such are asking the cops to come on!