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Zebras run loose on streets near Sacramento

August 15, 2010 |  8:57 am


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