By Associated Press - Monday, October 26, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - After a day on the town, an oryx named Yellow Nose has returned to the fenced pasture he shares with 10 other African antelopes.

The Oregonian reports ( ) that Yellow Nose wandered through an open gate Saturday and spent time exploring Portland’s Forest Park before falling asleep on the roadside.

Reed Gleason, who owns the oryx herd, spent Saturday night in the woods monitoring Yellow Nose. He tried to entice the animal with grain, but it wasn’t interested.

Gleason says Yellow Nose didn’t pose any danger to park visitors as long as he wasn’t disturbed.

It took three tranquilizer darts to subdue the oryx Sunday.

As two veterinarians prepared the tranquilizers and readied the rifle, a runner asked what was going on.

“Road maintenance,” one of the vets deadpanned.


Information from: The Oregonian,

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