Zebras wreak havoc on Carmichael neighborhood

6:30 PM, Aug 15, 2010   |    comments
  • Zebras make mad dash down Fair Oaks Blvd. in Carmichael. Courtesy: Daniel & Margaret Himes
  • Zebras on the loose.
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CARMICHAEL, CA - Two zebras, escpaed from an animal facility, wreaking havoc as they galloped down a busy, residential street.

The striped pair fled the animal training facility on the 6600 block of Sutter Street just after 7 p.m. Saturday evening according to Sacramento County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran.

Witnesses said drivers slammed on their brakes as the animals weaved in and out of traffic on Fair Oaks Boulevard near California Avenue.

Sheriff's deputies along with park rangers worked to corral one of the zebras, while the other made a mad dash toward Jameson Court.

It was in a wooded area off of Jameson court where the second zebra was finally captured. Sacramento Zoo officials were on hand to offer support while Michael Mustagni, the animals' owner, lured the zebra into a trailer around 11:00 p.m.

Officials said one of the animals was injured, and may have collided with two cars as it navigated its way through several residential neighborhoods.

By Gina Villarreal, gvillarreal@news10.net


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