CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - A zebra that's been on the lam for the last five months in southeastern Tennessee has been caught.
WRCB-TV reported on Thursday that Zeke the zebra was back at home in Bradley County.
Zeke's owner, Ronald Price, said the animal escaped from his farm in Cleveland late last year by jumping a high fence.
For weeks afterward, police dispatchers took calls of reported sightings around the community - near homes, businesses and even a highway.
Price said a couple of his neighbors were finally able to corral the zebra and put him in a pen before returning him home.
More and more people are seeing an East Tennessee zebra on the loose, and he's even picking up some notoriety.
Zeek the zebra has been on the run for three weeks. He got out of his owner's farm by jumping over a tall fence. Since then, Zeek has been checking out local businesses and homes in Cleveland.
"I know people call and say they see him on the road or in their yard. He's even on Facebook," said Zeek's owner, Ronald Price.
Price is offering a reward for anyone who catches Zeek. He says the zebra is a gentle and very curious animal.