A zebra was shot and killed after biting its owner several times and attacking police officers who came to its rescue.
A man was urgently hospitalized with several serrations in one armafter being bitten by his own zebra, in the town of Circleville, Ohio (USA).
Following an emergency call, officers located the bloodied victim lying on the ground when they arrived at the scene. Meanwhile, the zebra continued to acting aggressively and charged at the officer who was in charge of keeping the animal away from the wounded man.
With the siren of the patrol car, They managed to drive it away for a few moments but shortly thereafter it returned to continue the harassment.
The cause of its aggressive behavior is unknown, although authorities noted that it may have been trying to protect other female specimens, which were in the same enclosure.
Finally, one of the agents euthanized the animal with a shot, fearing for its physical integrity, and thus they were able to transfer the victim to the nearest hospital.