Bison killed after breaking out of Grove City farm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- A half dozen bison are dead after escaping a Grove City farm.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says the animals escaped Sunday night from a property on Borror Road.

The animals kept going through open fields, crossed Holton Road, then turned around before reaching the Pinnacle Golf Club.

The bison were finally stopped in a field near Holton Road and Buckeye Parkway.

The owner of the bison, along with units from FCSO and Grove City police, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and several local farmers worked to try to corral the animals but, apparently due to their agitated state, those efforts were unsuccessful.

ODNR advised those onsite that the bison shouldn't be allowed to go into residential neighborhoods and, after talking over a number of options, the decision was made to several options were proposed, it was determined that the animals would be killed to keep everyone safe.

The Sheriff's Office says no law enforcement personnel on scene fired any shots, but deputies stayed to keep the area secured.

(Photo courtesy Getty Images)

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