HUGE Cape Buffalo Problem In…Oklahoma?

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on November 16, 2015

“Cape buffalo” and “Oklahoma” don’t usually go together.

But they did come together BIG TIME last month near Henryetta, Oklahoma.

Last month?

Why are we just hearing about this?

HENRYETTA — The eastbound lanes of I-40 at Henryetta are closed following a two-vehicle collision reportedly involving a cape buffalo.

The accident involved two vehicles and the buffalo about half a mile east of U.S. 75, according to a Department of Public Safety road-closing report.

HUGE Cape Buffalo Problem In...Oklahoma?

Cape buffalo are native to Africa and can weigh between 935 and 1,190 pounds when fully grown, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are at the scene, according to the report.

It is not yet known why the animal was on the highway.

OHP spokesman John Vincent said that when he first heard of the accident he thought it sounded bizarre.

“A cape buffalo. That’s not something you hear of everyday,” Vincent said.

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