Traffic Jam: Zebras, camels, miniature pony graze Indiana Interstate

According to USA Today, Indiana first responders arrived early Saturday morning at an animal control situation on steroids: camels and zebras were caught in a burning semi-truck on the interstate.

About 2 a.m. on Interstate 69 near the 263 mile-marker, Indiana state trooper Edward Titus saw the cab of a 2012 Volvo semi-truck and trailer engulfed in flames, according to state police.

After officers freed the animals, a bizarre scene emerged. The menagerie, which also included a miniature pony, munched amid the roadway median while firefighters fought the blaze.

Per the Guardian, the truck was hauling zebras and camels for a series of weekend circus performances and caught fire early on Saturday on a north-eastern Indiana highway, prompting a police rescue of the animals, which roamed along the freeway, some munching on grass.

The driver, Armando C. Alvarez, 57, of Sarasota, Fla., who was uninjured, said the trailer was loaded with animals from the Shrine Circus. The animals were reportedly on the way to the Mizpah Shrine Circus in Fort Wayne, Indiana.