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Herd of bison escape from Indiana farm, prompting warning

Posted: 5:59 PM, Aug 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 21:59:01Z

HAMILTON, Ind. (AP) — Police have warned residents of a northern Indiana community not to approach a herd of bison that escaped from a nearby farm.

The Steuben County Sheriff's Office department says the bison escaped Sunday from a fenced-in area at a farm near Pleasant Lake, a village about 30 miles north of Fort Wayne.

Pleasant Lake Buffalo Farm owner Cathy Sanders says 58 bison escaped and began roaming the 300-acre property. She says eight bison had been recaptured as of 2 p.m. Monday.

Police in the adjacent town of Hamilton warned residents about the escaped bison, urging them not to approach the animals.

The department says in  a Facebook message  that the bison are not friendly and should not be approached because “they can become aggressive.”

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