Runaway Zebra on Atlanta Highway Brought Under Control
Altantans and Atlanta car accident lawyers navigating the city’s congested streets know it’s a jungle out there, and yesterday, it literally was.A zebra that had wandered off from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus enclosure had motorists and onlookers entranced, as it galloped through the roads, with police cars in hot pursuit.
The zebra had wandered off from the enclosure at around 4.30 pm yesterday evening. According to the circus, the trainers were training the zebra when it suddenly got excited, and wiggled though an opening in the fence.The zebra managed to gallop through downtown Atlanta, crossing busy streets – and giving the term “zebra crossing” a new meaning – before ended up on the highways.Several police cars and motorcycles were in pursuit.
Finally, the animal was herded and brought under control. Fortunately the animal wasn’t hurt.In fact, it is back at the circus where it is expected to continue performing as scheduled.
It’s not every day you see a zebra hotfooting across the city’s congested streets with blaring sirens and police cars in hot pursuit. Considering the bizarre nature of the scene, it’s very fortunate that there was no motorist panic, accidents or injuries.
This wasn’t Atlanta’s first experience with a wild visitor. In 2008, another baby zebra had been found wandering along I-75.That zebra had been injured, and after undergoing treatment was shifted to the Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue Center in Locust Grove.
Now that all the excitement is over, Altantans can focus their attention back on some of the real dangers out there – speeders, and drunk and distracted drivers.