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Atlanta Police Capture Escaped Zebra

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An Atlanta highway turned into a circus when an escaped zebra galloped along a busy section of the interstate with police in hot pursuit Thursday. Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in Atlanta this week.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

If you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras - or not. Police in Atlanta yesterday were in hot pursuit of a zebra. The critter escaped circus handlers at a downtown arena. I'm thinking black and whites racing after a black and white. Georgia man Daniel Nance told the Atlanta Journal Constitution it was a surprising sight. But then, he said, he worried: What else is on the loose?

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