COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Body camera footage of an hours-long effort to corral a loose zebra in Cookeville has been released. 

The footage comes from Cookeville Police after they spent a night chasing the zebra, which had escaped from an exotic animal auction. 

The loose zebra caused nearby Prescott South Middle School to send a notice out to parents. 

In Putnam County today, there was plenty of entertainment this morning for those commuting to work who spotted a Zebra on the loose near a school.

It took a total of three hours for officers to finally capture the animal. 

Zebras are legal to own in Tennessee, no permit needed. 

 
 

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