Runaway Bison

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More than six-dozen of the animals escaped through an open gate at G-and-C Packing about 8:30 Tuesday morning.

Nearly 42 bison escaped and some hit the streets in search of a reprieve from the slaughterhouse.

Colorado Springs police tried to round up the animals.

Three were shot and killed, including one that ended up in the vicinity of a middle school. Police had notified officials with School District Eleven to keep kids inside as a precaution.

No one was hurt.

Packing house workers had advised residents not to try to apprehend the fugitives on their own.