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Californian Shoots Escaped Zebra To Turn Into A Rug

by | 14th, January 2011

THREE Zebras, remnants of William Randolph Hearst’s zoo, have been shot by Californians looking for a new rug.

The beasts usually graze not far from Highway 1 near San Simeon. But this month the three zebras escaped their enclosure. Two arrived at David Fiscalini’s cattle ranch. He shot them. A neighbouring rancher shot the other one.

Fiscalini said the zebras had “spooked his horses“.  He then contacted a taxidermist to get one of the zebras skinned and its hide tanned.

Rosemary Anderson, the taxidermist’s wife, says:

“He wants to make a rug. You can’t believe the controversy.”

Oh, and the neighbour wants a rug too.

Next time a cat wanders onto your property, you know the drill. On the words “Mats!” fire at will…

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