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Playing with Zebras

Over the long Fourth of July weekend we did a short day trip to the North Georgia Mountains.  On the way back we saw a sign for a zoo and thought we would check it out.  The zoo was closed but we found a split rail fence along the side of the road with a surprise.  It was a simple split rail fence with chicken wire on the inside.  On the other side of the fence were about 15 zebras and zebroids (also zedonk, zorse, zebra mule, zonkey, and zebrule).  There was also a Watusi Bull from Africa.

kaylyn and Jarrett Petting a Zebra
kaylyn and Jarrett Petting a Zebra

We pulled over and walked up to the fence and after a while they came over to us.  We pulled long grass from our side of the fence and fed it to them.  They were very friendly and gentle and it was an amazing experience.

Watusi Bull
Watusi Bull

The Watusi Bull never came to say hi.  He seemed a bit unsure of us.

We spent about 30 minutes playing with these incredible animals and I think we were all just a bit stunned by this unique and rare experience.