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That's a pretty bad day...
« on: March 13, 2023, 10:52:48 AM »
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/pickaway-county/man-hospitalized-after-pickaway-county-zebra-attack/amp/

Long story short... guy has a farm where he raises zebras.  Apparently, he pissed off a male zebra, who attacked him and bit off the guy's arm.  Male zebra continued to attack/be aggressive until a deputy put it down.

See what this "spring forward" stuff does??? 
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Re: That's a pretty bad day...
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2023, 11:24:59 AM »
Yikes!

This gives rise to the obvious question: What caliber for zebras? The deputy in the photo was holding what appeared to be a fairly normal carbine, not an AR-15-style weapon of war and mass destruction.
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Re: That's a pretty bad day...
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2023, 11:50:18 AM »
I used to work with zerbras in a zoo.  They are neat animals, but scary.  I thought if any animal killed me, it would be a zebra running over me.

Biting an arm off is a new one for me though.   :O

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Re: That's a pretty bad day...
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2023, 11:56:25 AM »
Yikes!

: What caliber for zebras? The deputy in the photo was holding what appeared to be a fairly normal carbine, not an AR-15-style weapon of war and mass destruction.

Looked like a pump shotgun to me
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Re: That's a pretty bad day...
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2023, 12:09:00 PM »
Yikes!

This gives rise to the obvious question: What caliber for zebras? The deputy in the photo was holding what appeared to be a fairly normal carbine, not an AR-15-style weapon of war and mass destruction.
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Re: That's a pretty bad day...
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2023, 12:57:40 PM »
Man, that's wild. 

I've dealt with aggressive animals before, but this is a horse of a different color.  He definitely earned his stripes as a dangerous animal.

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Re: That's a pretty bad day...
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2023, 01:12:39 PM »
I took care of a lady one time after a stallion (horse) got irritated and bit her. Instant mastectomy. Those things are not big dogs.

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Re: That's a pretty bad day...
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2023, 01:22:34 PM »
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One account from a PCSO deputy in the incident report says the “zebra was aggressive due to being protective of about five or six female zebras that were in the field.”

"Spring breeding season".
And it appears that the man will keep his right arm as it was not "bitten off".
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Re: That's a pretty bad day...
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2023, 01:41:38 PM »
Man, that's wild. 

I've dealt with aggressive animals before, but this is a horse of a different color.  He definitely earned his stripes as a dangerous animal.

Well played sir.
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Re: That's a pretty bad day...
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2023, 01:42:42 PM »
I used a .30/06 with a 180 grain Nosler Partition.

Yep, they’re not especially hard to kill.  Anything that would work for a horse would be plenty.
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Re: That's a pretty bad day...
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2023, 02:51:16 PM »
Looks like a good old fashioned 870 did the trick.  No idea what they were loaded with.  Probably some variation of buckshot, but a lot of rural departments around here keep a box of slugs in the cruisers for wildlife or farm animals.
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Re: That's a pretty bad day...
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2023, 11:10:44 PM »
Man, that's wild. 

I've dealt with aggressive animals before, but this is a horse of a different color.  He definitely earned his stripes as a dangerous animal.

Very good. =D

Looked like a slung pump shotgun to me, street sweeper, trench-gun style at glance 1.    Probably 2 3/4" four buck at guess 1.  Maybe shorty Aguilars at guess 1 1/2.

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What does anyone raise zebras for?  Replacements for zoos?  For folks who want to "one-up" their horsey neighbors?  Meat?  Camouflage in snowstorm? 

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Re: That's a pretty bad day...
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2023, 01:39:27 AM »
Addendum:

This is quite negative regarding keeping and breeding wild animals.

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Tigers in the Suburbs
Season 3, Episode 24
In the third-season finale, reports of large cats, perhaps jaguars or leopards, roaming the eastern United States and killing deer, are explored.

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