SEQUIM: Bite should be a warning to visitors

SEQUIM — The first bite incident in nearly 30 years provides a warning for visitors to the Olympic Game Farm, managers said Wednesday.

“These are still animals. They seem pretty peaceful, but they are still animals,”‘ game farm representative Alice Beebe said.

“We want everybody to be safe. That’s why we have rules.”

But the 3-year-old boy bitten by a zebra Sunday afternoon wasn’t doing anything he hadn’t tried on a half-dozen prior visits, his mother said Wednesday.

“If they didn’t want us to feed the animals, maybe they shouldn’t sell bread there,” Bremerton resident Julie Page said.

“It’s not like I want to go after the place. I just want them to take some responsibility,” she said. “This zebra took a chunk out of my son’s arm.”

Page’s son, Larry, was sitting in the back seat of the family’s GMC Jimmy utility vehicle with his two young brothers when the incident happened, Page said.

For the complete story see Thursday’s Peninsula Daily News, on sale in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

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