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WATCH: Zebra, Pony Run Loose on Staten Island After Escape from Christmas Tree Seller
NBC New York ^ | Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 | Marc Santia

Posted on 11/29/2012 11:42:52 AM PST by nickcarraway

A wild scene unfolded on New York's Staten Island Wednesday when a zebra and a pony were spotted running along a busy roadway after they apparently escaped from a Christmas tree seller.

Part of their journey was captured on video by Zachary Osher, who was busy at work when he looked out the window of his shop and saw the animals on Victory Boulevard.

"Is this actually happening to me, am I finally losing my mind. This can't be happening," Osher told NBC 4 New York he remembered thinking. "This is a zebra on Staten Island. On the street!"

Osher used his phone to film the pair as they dodged traffic just after 9 a.m.

They had apparently escaped from a nearby Christmas tree business, where they were used as an attraction, according to Giovanni Schirripa, the owner of the business.

The animals were later returned to the property, he said.

Both the pony and the zebra, a 4-month-old male named Rozzy, are doing fine, he said. They will be sent to live in a barn in New Jersey after the holidays.

Health inspectors are investigating whether Schirripa is authorized to keep the animals on his property.

TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff

1 posted on 11/29/2012 11:42:59 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

A zebra is a horse designed by a committe


2 posted on 11/29/2012 11:45:00 AM PST by scottinoc
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To: scottinoc

I believe saying is that it is a camel (not a zebra) that is a horse designed by committee.

3 posted on 11/29/2012 12:23:47 PM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: nickcarraway

A pony and a zebra walk in to a bar...

4 posted on 11/29/2012 12:36:33 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: nickcarraway
Geeez, these people need to get out of the city from time to time.
(Not that a Zebra is an everyday sighting)

There are all kinds of God's creation out there, but you have to get out of that concrete jungle.

5 posted on 11/29/2012 12:39:50 PM PST by TexasCajun
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It’s new york.

Why is this surprising to anybody ?

6 posted on 11/29/2012 2:33:12 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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