Animal management is making an attempt to catch a handful of zebras that are still on the loose after they escaped from a farm in Prince George’s County about two weeks in the past.
Initially, animal management put up a feeding station to coax the zebras again to the personal farm the place they dwell in Croom, Maryland.
However upon that failing, animal management has now erected an 8-foot tall corral within the space the place the zebras have been grazing in Higher Marlboro.
Zebras will not be a simple catch.
“They’re animals that you simply simply cannot stroll up and put a lasso on,” Chief Rodney Taylor from Prince George’s Animal Management mentioned. “They will run away from you.”
The zebras are owned by Jerry Holly, a rich breeder and dealer of unique animals, who has a historical past of preserving uncommon pets.
Officers say Holly introduced 39 zebras to the farm in Croom final month.
News4’s Paul Wagner solves the zebra thriller in Higher Marlboro.
Whereas they’ve been on the run, the zebras have change into an web phenomenon inspiring memes and surprising everybody who comes throughout them.
“I referred to as 311 and she or he thought I used to be loopy, she thought I used to be loopy. She paused for a protracted minute. I mentioned, ‘Ma’am, I’m not ingesting. I’ve not had any medication. I’ve zebras in my yard strolling on the prepare tracks,” Alexis Reed Curling, an Higher Marlboro resident, mentioned.
Authorities officers have additionally weighed in.
Congresswoman Eleanor Norton (D-DC) denied responsibility for letting the zebras on the free.
“My alibi is strong,” Norton mentioned in a press launch.
Norton did not dish on precisely who allegedly accused her of letting the zebras free, however she “helps freedom typically,” her workplace identified.