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'Goat-Antelope' Briefly Escapes Enclosure at Roger Williams Park Zoo

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    'Goat-Antelope' Briefly Escapes Enclosure at Roger Williams Park Zoo
    Roger Williams Park Zoo/Facebook/Steven Barthelemy

    An 800-pound animal described as a "goat-antelope" that escaped its enclosure at a Rhode Island zoo was back in by the time the zoo opened for visitors.

    The takin escaped just after 9 a.m. Tuesday and was returned to its enclosure an hour later at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence.

    A zoo spokeswoman says it started when a veterinary team approached the takin for a routine hoof procedure. The animal charged the heavy reinforced doors multiple times, finally breaking through onto zoo grounds.

    The horned animal named Har-Lee was sedated and taken back to its enclosure.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    One animal keeper and one veterinary intern were treated on the scene for minor injuries.

    Zoo officials say the takin is doing fine. Takins are native to the eastern Himalayas.

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