Tuesday, November 29, 2011

If You Hear Hoof Beats, Think Zebras?

It's one thing to see dogs, cats and squirrels around neighborhoods.

But imagine the surprise when Loudoun County homeowners spotted zebras roaming their streets.

That's exactly what happened Monday in Leesburg near Route 15.

One woman snapped pictures of the exotic animals in front of her yard. Investigators say the animals escaped from the Leesburg Animal Park Petting Zoo nearby...

...Animal Control eventually used a tranquilizer to safely capture them.

About a year ago we had an emu get loose from somewhere (I never did hear if they figured out where it came from), and ran around the county a while.  Unlike this episode, that one ended badly for the escaped wildlife, as it was shot by a local boy.

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