Hippopota-loose! Animal wanders down street after escape from circus

A hippopotamus has been pictured wandering down a main road after escaping from a circus in Spain. The beast, weighing more than 3,000lb, was seen snacking on grass in a central reservation in Palos de la Frontera, near Huevla. Bemused passers-by stopped to take photos and video, which showed drivers slowing down as they went past it and several people walking in front of it without any concerns. Hippos may look placid but they are widely thought to be responsible for killing more people than any other wild creature in their native Africa. It was not clear how the animal escaped but it was quickly rounded up and returned to the circus.

Rather than causing any sort of alarm or panic, everyone seemed pretty cool with the situation

One witness