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Missing Elk Confused For Vandals In Franklin

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by Chris Conte

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - A gang of missing elk who broke loose from a Williamson County farm a few months ago may be to blame for vandalism that occurred in two backyards on Sunday morning in Franklin.

"I noticed the beehive was knocked over and when I came out to address the beehive I saw the elk sitting in the yard," said Franklin resident Thomas Mason who spotted the elk on Sunday after noticing his backyard beehive on the ground.

Mason managed to snap a photo of the group who authorities have been on the look out for since July. They've been spotted numerous times in Williamson County, but so far no one has been able to safely catch them.

"I think they're just hungry, they were up by the garden they were out here they're looking for food," Mason added.

The trio then apparently made their way up the street to Kittrell Road where they knocked over a cement table, swing and sun dial in the backyard of Donna Parson's home.

"It made me feel better to know it was possibly elk instead of somebody in my backyard during the middle of the night," Parson says about the incident.

The elk's owner has created a Facebook page asking people to post sighting of the group and his hoping they can be safely returned.

Missing Elk Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dont-Shoot-Our-Elk/464698066977474

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