Every once in a while, you come across just a really weird event that has taken place. I guess they’re bound to happen at some point, but that doesn’t make them any less shocking when they finally do.
Ohio police were called to a strange scene in Circleville. A 72-year-old man had been attacked by a zebra and his arm was nearly torn off. The zebra had been living on the property for some time, but it had become increasingly aggressive in recent weeks.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the zebra charging into a deputy’s cruiser and behaving erratically. The officers attempted to subdue the animal, but it continued to act aggressively and posed a threat to the safety of those nearby. After several attempts to contain the animal failed, an officer was forced to shoot and kill it.
The owner of the zebra was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery, though he may have permanent damage from where the zebra chewed off part of his arm.
This incident has sparked debate about whether or not exotic animals should be kept as pets. While there are no laws prohibiting ownership of exotic animals in the state, many people feel that these animals can be dangerous if not properly cared for or handled correctly.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture has issued a statement saying that they are investigating this incident and will take appropriate action if necessary. They also remind pet owners that exotic animals can pose serious risks if not properly cared for and handled correctly.
This tragic incident serves as an important reminder that exotic animals can be dangerous if not treated with respect and caution. It is important for pet owners to understand that these animals require special care and attention in order to remain safe and healthy.