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Judge mauled by zebra kept on his father’s property

By Mason White 6:13 PM March 18, 2015
Judge Mike Derrick 

By: Feng Qian
A judge was rushed to a hospital after being attacked by a pet zebra, police in Arkansas said.

The judge of Little Rock, remained at the intensive care unit of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Tuesday, after he suffered injuries to his eyes and arm by his father’s pet zebra.

The incident unfolded on Sunday night. The victim was identified as White County District Court Judge Mike Derrick. Police said that the zebra is legally owned and kept by the Derrick family.

Earlier this month, a man’s 10th wedding anniversary trip turned tragic after being rammed to death by a zebra in a safari, police in Tanzania said.

38-year-old John Kearsley of Newcastle, England, was killed by the zebra while riding in the safari with his family.

Kearsley was on vacation with his wife Doreen, as the couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.

However, the vacation of a lifetime turned into a disaster when John, who was dressed in a zebra stripped shirt, sexually teased the male zebra that was about 100 meters from his vehicle.

Kearsley was drunk at the time of the incident. The zebra came charging at him and attacked him, causing severe head injuries.

By the time paramedics arrived, John was dead.