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One Of Escaped Maryland Zebras Found Dead In Snare Trap

Published: October 18, 2021 at 06:34 PM Author: Penny Eims



One of the zebras who escaped from a breeder’s farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, has been found dead. According to multiple sources, the escapee was discovered deceased in an illegal snare trap that was set up not far from the farm where the zebras has escaped.

Nobody knows who set up the trap, and whoever did could be facing charges.

A total of three zebras escaped around the first of September from Jerry Holly Exotics, whose description online, states: “WE are an EXOTIC BREEDER that specializes in: Red Fox, Gray Fox, Arctic Fox, Fennec fox, Kinkajous, Sugar Glyders, Hedgehogs, Chinchillas, Otters, Raccoon, and Skunks. We offer QUALITY, HAND RAISED , PRE-SPOILED kits. If you are looking for a QUALITY PET you have come to the right place. We sell animals that can be legally obtained to all 50 states in the USA.”

There are still zebras on the loose. Prince George’s County Animal Services Chief Rodney Taylor shared advice with anyone who might come in contact with the zebras, telling ABC 7 News:

“They won’t attack you. Please do not try to corner them or try to catch them. They’re not used to being handled by humans, so they will kick — zebras do bite — so please if you happen to see them, just give us a call and let us know, but please stay away.”

Anyone who spots a zebra is asked to call Animal Services Division at 301-780-7200.

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Rayline Dean
Rayline Dean
7 months ago

Please no more snare trap which is the worst horrible torment toward every kind of animal as that’s the slow & cruel way of killing any kind of animal. I hope that there’ll be no more snares!! GRR

Anita Lane
Anita Lane
7 months ago

On top of banning snare traps we need to ban exotic animals as pets. They should live the lives they are supposed to – WILD.

Jaime Perez
Jaime Perez
7 months ago
Reply to  Anita Lane

I agree with you!

M.H. Lynch
M.H. Lynch
7 months ago
Reply to  Anita Lane

ABSOLUTELY!!

louis gauci
louis gauci
7 months ago

This breeder was abusing and neglecting these animals. This place must be shut down now!!

Jaime Perez
Jaime Perez
7 months ago

These wild animals should not be caged up. They belong in the wild. Snare traps should be banned and outlawed.

Fred
Fred
6 months ago

It should be illegal to breed wild animals. This person should be fined and all animals released to a zoo.