Zebra Sightings

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

For about a week authorities have been trying to catch an escaped zebra in Washington County.

Now, folks in Athens County are catching a glance of the animal.

The animal was last seen in Torch, Ohio.

Officials with the Athens County Sheriff's Department tell us they've been receiving many calls from people claiming to have seen it.

We caught up with some of those who spotted the black and white stripes, and they say it's not something you'd expect to see in this neck of the woods.

"The zebra ran past me and I decided to go home and get my camera because I figured nobody would believe me," Zach Hall said.

"You look up on the hill and there was that zebra, so we came home and got our camera and went back down the road, and they were trying to lasso it and they tried to get it with a bucket of food, but it just got spooked and took off," Connie Johnson said.

No word yet on if the zebra has been caught.

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  • by we Location: know on Mar 5, 2009 at 05:42 AM
    it seems like that's the exact same zebra my brother's family lost about 2 weeks ago. someone help us catch old "stripes"
  • by sara Location: little hocking on Mar 4, 2009 at 10:32 AM
    the zebra is someones pet, and they supposedly caught it the 1st of march.
  • by Grape Ape Location: Washington County on Mar 3, 2009 at 02:09 PM
    Has anyone caught the zebra yet?
  • by big deal on Mar 2, 2009 at 11:53 AM
    just let it run, it will be than able to survive in this area.
  • by Corey Location: Fleming, Ohio on Mar 2, 2009 at 05:50 AM
    I volunteer at the Wilds and all of the Zebras are counted for. From what I hear there is a person in Washington county that owns this Zebra and they wont come out and say they own it, thinking they might get in trouble and the fines they might have pay if they don’t have the proper licenses to house the animal. And I also have a picture of the Zebra as well.
  • by mark Location: little hocking on Mar 1, 2009 at 06:24 PM
    the zebra got away from federal road gang...
  • by animalvr Location: ohio on Mar 1, 2009 at 04:11 PM
    Where did the animal escape from?
  • by loyd Location: coolville on Mar 1, 2009 at 04:10 PM
    it didn't come from the wilds, and if you call the animal "welfare" folks, the poor exquisite creature might end up in a bag of Purina.
  • by kendyl Location: torch ohio on Mar 1, 2009 at 11:20 AM
    we have seen this zebra all over the place at my friends house we tracked the zebra all around 165 acres of woods hes fat and is black and white and seen all over!
  • by Brittany Location: Torch OH on Feb 28, 2009 at 09:52 PM
    just wanted to say how cool it was to see a zebra walk down the road in front of my house.
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