Watch: Zebra and pony run free in Staten Island

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, November 29, 2012 17:11 EDT
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A zebra and Shetland pony stunned onlookers Wednesday morning as they trotted down a boulevard in New York’s Staten Island.

Their confusion was amplified after two men in black suits carrying lassos chased down the 14-year-old pony and 4-month-old zebra.

“Is this actually happening to me, am I finally losing my mind,” Zachary Osher, who captured video of the escaped zebra and pony, told NBC 4 New York. “This is a zebra on Staten Island. On the street!”

The animals escaped from their pen after their owner, Giovanni Schirripa, tried to feed them. He bought the animals for a petting zoo he operates at Oktoberfest.

Watch video, courtesy of ABC News, below:

[Zebra via Shutterstock]

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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