Buffalo crossing: animals stop traffic in Rolette County

Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 5:29 PM CDT
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ROLETTE COUNTY, N.D. (KMOT) – Call it a North Dakota traffic jam.

A herd of roughly a dozen buffalo were caught on a camera crossing a North Dakota highway Wednesday.

Chelsi DeCoteau and her friend Shyann Peltier were driving on Highway 5 near the Turtle Mountain tribal headquarters around 9 a.m. Wednesday, when DeCoteau said they came to a halt.

She called it a “phenomenal” sight to see as the large animals jumped over a fence and crossed the road.

“You don’t realize how huge a buffalo actually is until they are right in front of you,” said DeCoteau.