Two farmers caused chaos on a major highway in central China by walking 1,300 of their geese along it to take a shortcut, according to a news website report. The men decided they would save time and money by moving their flock of birds by taking the Erguang Expressway near Jingzhou in Hubei province, Jznews.com reported. It is a major highway linking Guangdong province in the south with Inner Mongolia in the north. The geese took up two lanes of the road as the farmers shepherded them along with sticks, the report said. READ MORE: China to recognise ‘animal welfare’ for the first time in milestone law change Police at first moved them into one lane and tried to divert traffic around them with traffic cones, but later told the men to get the birds off the road, according to the article. Many people living in the area break fences surrounding the highway to use it as a shortcut, the report said.