Nosy the oryx
, an African antelope species with serious horns, made a bid for freedom in Forest Park this weekend after he escaped from his home on Skyline Boulevard.
Devani Scheidler and her family were hiking down the Wildwood Trail near Newton Road when Scheidler said she heard galloping nearby. She tells WW
that the galloping sounded like a horse, until an antelope popped out of the bushes, only 15 feet from her family.
After some intrepid Internet stalking, she learned a Skyline Boulevard resident Reed Gleason keeps a herd of oryx on his property nearby. She says he told her that Nosy the oryx escaped from his land a few days ago and ran off into Forest Park. Gleason has since recaptured Nosy and brought him back home.
Stewardship director Stephen Hatfield from the Forest Park Conservancy
this was the first time he'd heard of such an animal in Forest Park. He also verified the animal is not native to Oregon.
Does anyone else think this sounds like the makings of a Lost
(Photo of anonymous oryx, not Nosy.)