A runaway zebra caused traffic chaos in Atlanta, Georgia, yesterday (Thursday 18 February) after escaping from a circus and galloping down a motorway.
Lima, a 12-year-old zebra from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus was being exercised when he spooked and bolted.
The zebra escaped from his trainers and darted through a fence before galloping down the motorway at about 4.30pm.
After a 40-minute chase the zebra was captured by police.
“All of a sudden a freaking zebra comes running down the street like a car,” witness Daniel Nance told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Five or six police cars were in hot pursuit. And a bunch of officers on foot. But then I got scared, thinking… what else is loose?”
The zebra was examined by a vet and reported to be unhurt.
“He obviously was excited, but he was in good shape. His handler calmed him down,” added a police spokesman.