A 77-year-old woman from the U.K. died of injuries she sustained when struck by a spooked zebra, a new coroner's report concluded. Eileen Whale was staying at a holiday center in Kenya last September when the pet zebra collided with her, tossing her in the air. She died in February.

The BBC News cited a coroner's report of gastrointestinal bleeding and pancreatitis brought about by a series of complications following the collision.

At the time of the incident, the zebra was mingling with the crowd when it was spooked. It struck Whale, tossing her in the air. She was treated at an area hospital for 17 days before returning to the U.K. for additional treatment.


The Town Council of Kittery, Maine, is considering adding horses under the umbrella of the town's current dog waste ordinance after complaints about horse manure left in an area park, Seacoastonline.com reported.

It seems riders have been less than diligent after cleaning up after their mounts.

Councilor George Dow questioned whether the change would be enforceable, given the need to witness a violation.

What do you all think about this? Do you clean up after your horses when riding in public areas or along roadways? Do you think it's feasible to do so? What would you do with the waste?


If you haven't seen the video of the Shire and the Shetland pony doing the Pas de Deux, check it out.