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Zebras run loose on streets near Sacramento


One of two zebras that escaped their owner in North Sacramento County

Residents of a Sacramento suburb were treated to an unexpected animal show Saturday evening when two zebras broke loose and ran down a busy street.

"I looked up and said, 'There's a zebra,' " witness Adrian Reynolds told the Sacramento Bee. "It was charging at people. It was in the middle of the road. It already had been hit by a car."

The zebras ran away when they were being loaded onto a truck from a property in Carmichael, Calif., from which they were going to be sent to a ranch in Oregon.

One of the animals evaded deputies and startled onlookers and motorists for about an hour, according to Fox 40 News.

It was located inside a pool in an apartment complex on El Camino Avenue. The second zebra was injured after it was struck by a car and located hours later. It is expected to survive, Fox 40 said.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Fox 40

Comments () | Archives (10)

why do people own zebras?

The zebras are domesticated and were being held at a local horse farm. They were spooked by a pack of dogs, hence the run amock along the streets of the county roads in Sacramento. Unlike Los Angeles, Sacramento county still has rural land next to housing developements so this is not unusal other than the animals are typical zoo animals.

why did the zebra cross the road?

so they let the Zebras run around all over public streets and property and catch it, but they shoot and kill a poor preganant cow in a controled enviornment... How the hell does that make any sense...?

Thats great, how surprising would that be to see!

CHP says..."so they let the Zebras run around all over public streets and property and catch it" First off CHP, "they" dont "let" zebras run all over public streets---didnt you read the article? The animals escape was accidental, not intended. I dont know what you're referring to with regards to the pregnant cow, but the circumstances and options available were likely vastly different. So, dont make such wildly stupid, rhetorical statements, then end it with a self satisfying..."...does that make any sense?", which makes about as much sense as your logic and understanding of events.

Saint Anthony, are you sleeping on the job?

This is so, so sad. Thank goodness there is a new site that is trying to change things by giving the media and press totally free video of wild animals like these so that they carry animal stories like this on TV and educate people! I recommend donating to this animal group. To help/donate visit www.freeanimalvideo.org/donate. Let's free these animals.

Jack is an idiot - - - period.

CHP is right, killing of a pregnant cow in the middle of a state fair is beyond fathomable... let alone the danger of hitting fair goers.

They just miss the Savannah, they should be returned to their natural habitat and not the zoo or some ranch somewhere.


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