© 2022 WOSU Public Media
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Escaped Bison Fatally Shot Before Making It Into Grove City Neighborhood

Wikimedia Commons
Adult bison typically weigh more than 1,000 pounds and can run faster than 30 miles per hour.

Six bison had to be fatally shot after escaping from a Grove City farm on Sunday.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says the bison escaped from a farm in southwest Franklin County around 5 p.m. Sunday.

The sheriff's office, Grove City Police Department and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources responded and attempted to corral the animals for more than an hour.

Authorities say the animals were visibly agitated and attempts to corral them were unsuccessful.

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources advised that the animals should not be allowed to enter residential areas. Several options were discussed, and it was finally determined that the animals should be killed.

The owner of the bison and other farmers shot the animals in a field near Holton Road and Buckeye Parkway around 6:47 p.m. No law enforcement personnel fired shots.