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Escaped zebra repeatedly eludes capture in Washington state

By T.K. Randall
May 3, 2024 · Comment icon 5 comments
Zebra on the loose.
The zebra was captured on camera by patrol officers. Image Credit: Washington State Patrol
A zebra is currently on the loose somewhere in the Cascade Mountains and nobody has been able to catch it.
If you happen to go hiking in the wilderness near the town of North Bend, Washington this week, you are in with a chance of seeing mountain lions, elk and perhaps even the odd Bigfoot.

You are also in with a reasonable chance of coming across a zebra.

This peculiar addition to the local wildlife comes courtesy of the recent escape of four zebras from a trailer while they were being transported to a zoo in Montana.

Officials were able to quickly capture three of the animals, but the fourth not only managed to get away but has since become something of a local celebrity.
Five days on, the elusive striped beast is still missing and officials believe that it has moved deeper into the national forest, making it particularly difficult to track down and recapture.

Trail camera footage has indicated that the animal is eating and drinking and seems to be healthy.

"We have been out in rain, shine, snow, thunder, lightning just to make sure we know how it's doing," said horse trainer Dallas Clark. "None of us has ever done a zebra before so this is all new."

"But we're trying to treat it no different than we would any other animal that's lost in the woods."



Source: BBC News | Comments (5)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Ell 2 months ago
Walk into those mountains carrying a traffic light. The zebra's herd instinct will drive it to be near that traffic light.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Cho Jinn 2 months ago
Bigfoots are eatin’ good tonight!
Comment icon #3 Posted by openozy 2 months ago
I wouldn't get too close to it, they are like a donkey on steroids.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Alex_Rogan 2 months ago
I'm looking forward to seeing a blurry photo of Bigfoot riding a zebra.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Tom1200 2 months ago
https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/when_you_hear_hoofbeats,_think_of_horses,_not_zebras For some reason I thought this was a quote from Sherlock Holmes, but I was wrong.  That's been happening a lot lately.


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