Zebras at Wildlife Safari

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Ever had a zebra try to chew on the back of your head? Well I have, and let me tell you it was really something. It all started when my family went to Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch during spring break in Texas. This is where you drive through a park in your car, and the animals roam around and most of these animals were abandoned exotic animals that were given up to these reserves. Well, the last time we went the zebras wouldn’t go near any of the cars even though we can feed them.

Well this time it wasn’t the case. In fact they started sticking their heads in the car, which is what you are seeing in the picture. Well right after this picture was taken the zebra knocked the food out of my hand all over the floor of the car. Without thinking I bent over and started to pick up the mess when I started to feel something pull at my hair. I thought it was my daughter because she was right next to me and loved to play with hair. Instead she and everyone else were laughing, and then I realize that something was not right.

I tried to sit up, but something was weighing me down. It was the head of this zebra that was enjoying chewing on my hair so much. After I was able to distract the zebra it started eating out of my hand again until all the food was gone. It then went for my 2-year-old daughter, who quickly jumped in the back seat where the windows were rolled up.

So there we were in the middle of this trail surrounded by zebras, and without any food to give them. They wouldn’t move and made it impossible to drive away as you can see. We had to wait until another car came by for them to notice. Apparently they realized that these cars that had just showed up had food with them, so they quickly ran towards those cars and surrounded them, which let us make a break for it. Only problem was I had a cowlick sticking out of my head the rest of the day.