Updated at 12:40 p.m. ET
New Hampshire police had to contend with some unlikely fugitives on the lam on Tuesday: a small herd of bison.
As many as 16 of the massive animals fled a farm owned by Armand Bolduc, busting through a fence in the morning. For several hours, the bison were "scared and running" through front lawns, forests and busy roadways, according to the Gilford Police Department.