Reindeer Spotted on Texas Freeway

VIDEO: Animals escaped from their trailer and took off down a Houston-area highway.
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Two reindeer escaped a trailer and took off running on a Houston area highway this week.

It looks like two reindeer were in a rush to get somewhere when they escaped a trailer and took off running on a Houston area highway this week.

The reindeer, who have not been identified by name or nose color, escaped from a trailer that became unhitched from its vehicle Wednesday morning, according to Webster, Texas, police.

The reindeer took off running across the highway, over the median and onto a feeder road, stopping rush hour traffic, according to Webster Police Chief Ray Smiley.

Citizens in a park-and-ride lot were able to round the reindeer up, he said, noting that the animals were used to being around humans and were friendly.

The citizens and the reindeer's owner, who was transporting them to a petting farm in Dickinson, corralled them and loaded them back into the trailer. The owner's name was not released.

"It was kind of strange," Smiley said. "We get a lot of deer and horses and cattle on roadways, but not a lot of reindeer. It's something we don't normally experience down here."

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