A month or two ago, our neighbor told us he had seen zebras at a horse farm just a few miles north. We were skeptical, but every time we drove by the area, we checked carefully. No zebras.
Then a couple of weeks ago, on our way home from Cedar Key, we looked toward the field where the zebras were supposed to be and lo, and behold, there they were! We stopped, went to the fence, took a bunch of photos, and found them to be quite friendly, if a bit skittish.
We do not know where they came from or why they are here.
I know enough geography to know that Ocala is not in Africa. So these are LIVE painted horses, right? (As opposed to the painted horse in yesterday's photo.)
Can't fool me. How long did it take for Lois and you to paint them?
You have a very good Photoshop software.
They're on their way to a costume party.
Lucky, lucky you to see, greet, and meet these beautiful animals!!
How awesome, they look beautiful! That would be fun to hear about them and not see them and not see them and then finally spot them. How exciting. The game farm here has zebras, but it's been a long time since I've seen them. Great shots!
They are so pretty. We have buffalo in our neighborhood.
Well, sir, you have certainly earned your stripes with these shots!
I love the first photo. What a great glow he has on his ears. Very cute.
must be tourists.. :)
Beau portrait, j'aime la première. ATTENTION si vous voulez faire du pinhole avec votre D300, ne pas se mettre en face d'une lumière forte (soleil ou autre) car sans objectif vous n'avez plus le filtre anti UV, et cela peut cramer votre D300.
I like the first shot.
Here's looking at you he seems to be saying. great post. MB
How interesting! I don't think zebras can be tamed to ride, either. Cross-breeding? Hope not! Wonder if that can be done?
The original painted ponies.
Thanks for sharing!
They look very happy with your visit, the pictures are wonderful!
Gorgeous ( and fashion) critters!
Wow, love these beauties! The first shot is awesome.
A little touch of Africa in Florida, how nice. These are beautiful photos and beautiful animals!
You got some really great shots! I am surprised they were so willing to let you get close. They really are amazing animals though. Mother Nature does come up with some neat things. :)
Shame on you not belivin' the neighbor ;-)
Great photos taken by skepticals!
Ohh, I knew my believing was wrong... the missing e and g *LOL*
Such odd looking creatures and yet so lovely
Now that is a horse of a different color! Not something one would expect to see but how fun!! Those pictures are wonderful.
They call football referees zebras because of their outfits. Super Bowl weekend, zebras, coincidence?
LOL at the title! Great zebra shots, Jacob.
Soon the beautiful horses in Ocala will have suspicious black stripes...
Jailbirds! Er....zebras. They're beautiful. Terrific pictures.
Jacob, I know nothing about breeding. And zoology. They are all different kinds of horses for me))). I simply sit and wait for your summer photos. And we'll see.
Great shots!! That really makes me miss going to the zoo.
I actually didn't know anything about the railroad that went through our area, but I found some interesting info: http://bit.ly/fcLNu2
I think the Rio Grande in Leadville was built specifically for passengers. And yes, the weather has been scary cold, down to as low as -20 at night.
Great to see. And great photos.
These lovely zebras are far from home, but they look none the worse for wear. Sweet doleful eyes.
[It looks like the business model we've been slaving over has tickled the fancy of the Soros organization, and if they ink the contract for funding the feasibility study, I'll be going to Europe for four months. :-) ]
I heard that ya want to be careful about walking up to them from behind
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