Seeing stripes: Resident reports loose zebra in driveway

By The Mercury

Though a zebra in the wild is a sight more common in Africa, a Manhattan resident reported seeing such a vision early Tuesday morning after one appeared on his driveway at approximately 1 a.m.

Officials said the privately-owned zebra had escaped the Manhattan confines of its owner before ending its early morning trek at 723 Whitetail Pass, where the homeowner called dispatch to notify police of the young zebra’s whereabouts.

Though the zebra is normally kept on a farm on McDowell Creek Road, Animal Warden Ron Lichtenham said, the owner had been temporarily keeping it at a residence in the city to nurse the animal and teach it to feed on its own.

Lichtenham said the animal got loose from its enclosure in the early hours of the morning, but that its owner has taken it back to the farm on McDowell Creek Road.

He said the zebra escaped from a residence in the western part of town, but declined to identify its owner.

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