Exotic Animals Owner's Items To Be Auctioned

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Updated Wed, Aug 14, 2013 5:10 pm

UPDATE 5:09 p.m. Hundreds of curiosity-seekers, horse-traders and others have attended an auction of the estate of a suicidal man who released dozens of exotic animals in Zanesville almost two years ago.

Petting zoo equipment, vintage cars, motorcycles and Harley-Davidson T-shirts are among the thousands of items from Terry Thompson's estate that can be purchased Wednesday at his farm.

The auction at times has caused traffic near the farm as thousands paid the $25-per-car admission fee.

The driveway has been transformed into an improvised food court with hot dogs and pizza stands.

Jeff Koehler, owner of SE Ohio Auctions, is running the action. Koehler has said vintage cars are among the auction's highlights.

Koehler's spokeswoman expects the auction to last well into the evening.


Petting zoo equipment and ponies will be up for auction from the estate of a suicidal man who released dozens of exotic animals in eastern Ohio almost two years ago.

The items are among thousands from Terry Thompson's estate that could be purchased Wednesday at his farm in Zanesville.

Jeff Koehler, owner of SE Ohio Auctions, says among the highlights of the auction are Thompson's vintage cars, which include a 1934 Ford Coupe and a 1967 Chevy Chevelle. More than 60 cars will be up for bid, along with motorcycles, car parts and an Amish buggy.

Other pieces include a bulldozer, an aluminum fence and boxes of magazines dating back to the 1970s.

Koehler says he's charging a $25-per-car admission fee.
 

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