Blount County deputies investigate zebra bites in Seymour

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SEYMOUR, Tenn. (WATE) – The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of people being bitten by a zebra in the Seymour area.

Deputies say there have been three reports of zebra bites over the past two weeks at Brookhaven Animal Farm on I.C. King Road in Seymour, which is a private farm that is not open to the public.

The first incident was on June 21. Deputies say they got a call from Blount Memorial Hospital that a 26-year-old man had been bitten on the hand by a zebra at the farm.

Two more reports came in on July 2 that two women, ages 22 and 23, had been bitten on the upper arm and back, respectively. One was treated at Blount Memorial and the other at UT Medical Center.

The fourth report came on July 3 where a 22-year-old woman was bitten on her right bicep.

The sheriff’s office says they are unaware of any state laws regarding privately owned exotic animals.

The sheriff’s office says the cases are still under investigation.

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