The zebras escaped from a nearby farm and were legally owned.
On Tuesday afternoon, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, zebras were spotted by Layla Curling in her backyard. Not one, not two, but three zebras were peacefully feasting on the green grass in her backyard. Later, about half a dozen were spotted roaming around the neighborhood.
“I thought it was a deer for a second and then I saw it was a zebra – a whole zebra right next to our playground right next to the fence," Layla, a young girl in Upper Malboro who spotted them, said.🦓 https://t.co/hMdhGBf4nK
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“I called 311 and she thought I was crazy, she thought I was crazy. She paused for a long minute. I said, ‘Ma’am, I am not drinking. I have not had any drugs. I have zebras in my backyard walking on the train tracks. I just wanted to know what service could come out because I didn’t want them to get hit and she paused for a long time and then said, ‘Okay, here’s the number,” Layla’s mother, Alexis Reed Curling told NBC 4.
The zebras were found to be legally owned by a farmer neighbor and seemed to have escaped their enclosure Tuesday afternoon. Animal control set up a feeding station so the animals can get back to their owner safely.
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