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    Are any of you near the exotic animal area that is in the news? Stay inside, stay safe!

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    there were a couple of overnight posts from members near there. it really is a scary situation.

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    What? I have not heard anthing!!! Let me know what
    this is all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GABBYABBY
    What? I have not heard anthing!!! Let me know what
    this is all about.
    Apparently about 50 wild exotic animals were let free from a private exotic animal area and then the owner took his own life. About 32 have been shot so far. Lions, tigers, bears, and more. Really scary

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    I often drove through Zanesville when my Mother was alive. It was always a treat when we could see the camels on the hill, bordered along I 70. I did not know he held such dangerous animals..

    Like Jerrasic Park for the exotic animal world. yikes !

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    Stay safe

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    Everyone stay safe

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    We had a similar issue in FL when our hurricanes went thur a few years ago. The wild cat rescue lost a lot of fencing. When you go down to volunteer we had to sign a form saying we were aware large aninmals were loose. I think eventually most were returned to the rescue group but a few they think were killed or live in the uninhabited areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhillslady
    We had a similar issue in FL when our hurricanes went thur a few years ago. The wild cat rescue lost a lot of fencing. When you go down to volunteer we had to sign a form saying we were aware large aninmals were loose. I think eventually most were returned to the rescue group but a few they think were killed or live in the uninhabited areas.
    wow !! no clue on that ! thought of gaters with high water.. yikes !

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    I'm within a couple of hours of Zanesville. According to the news, the owner, only out of prison for a couple of weeks, opened all the cage doors then committed suicide. Don't mean to offend anyone, but if the guy wanted to commit suicide fine by me but why on earth do you feel the need to commit 50 animals to death with you???? From last I heard, 39 of the animals had been killed and several were still unaccounted for. Luckily, no people have been hurt (that I've heard about anyway). Such a horrible, horrible situation.

    Suzy

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    last I saw was a news bulletin.

    Grizzly bear found on property. Thankfully. and the Cat (tiger, there were a few other breeds). What is left is a monkey and wolf. Not to approach the monkey. Used to the bad weather Zanesville is having ( rain and fall temperatures ) while in wild is used to snow. Wolves don't mind rain either. The exotic breed Cats would have stayed hidden from the rain.

    People that knew the owner, his stock, and how many animals have been working with officials. Plus, this is not really rural rural. the city of Zanesville is not far away. Schools closed, a request of those in imediate area to stay in doors. A neighbor was putting his horse in his barn (adjoining property) while a bengal tiger was watching through his farm fence ! then he spotted a bear and wolf. Guy was really frightened as was his horse. Interviewed on national news. Credable witness. The farm fence would not hold such an animal. Have been fascinated by all this.. Ohio news keeps bulletins all day.

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    i think they are down to two animals unaccounted for. I live about 2 hours from there. A scary, sad situaiton for everyone. I think the sheriff and his officers deserve our thanks for doing a very dangerous, difficult job. Yes, it is sad that the animals had to be killed but how much more tragic for innocent people to lose their lives due to one man's selfishness.

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