WATCH: Rancher follows herd of antelope running down road

 Photo and video courtesy of Shawn Barber
Photo and video courtesy of Shawn Barber (KSFY)
Published: Feb. 21, 2018 at 7:58 PM CST
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A West River rancher was just trying to get home after a day of cattle chores when a herd of antelope had other plans.

Shawn Barber told KSFY News he came upon the animals after leaving his parents house around 3 p.m. MT Tuesday.

They were standing in the middle of the road near Elm Springs. Then they took off running -- but not in the right direction.

"They weren’t going to go off into any of the ditches or getting off the road, so I just kept following them, and the darn things just kept running down the middle of the road," Barber said.

After following the herd for awhile, they finally went under a fence and into a pasture.

Barber said this has happened to him before, but never with this many antelope or for that long of a distance.

At the time of this article, the video had been shared more than 2,200 times.

The rush hour traffic on the Elm Springs road in central Meade County can get pretty crowded... To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email

Posted by Shawn Barber on Tuesday, February 20, 2018