Zebras on the loose

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Seven zebras are running loose after

they escaped from a farm near the Haywood and Lauderdale County


Owner Nancy Bain told WREG-TV the animals pushed over her

six-foot fence and escaped about two weeks ago.

Staff from the Missouri Zoo was able to capture a baby zebra,

born after the escape, but one stallion, four mares and two colts

remain at large.

Farmer Billy Lankford said he couldn't believe it when he saw

zebras on his land. He said they have been coming onto his farm to

eat his soybeans but they are also trampling his tomatoes.

The Haywood County Sheriff's Department has issued a citation to

Bain for allowing livestock to run loose.

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