Courtesy: Dubuque Police

An Iowa man is arrested for drunk driving after taking his pets, a zebra and a parrot, to a bar.

FOX News Radio's Jennifer Keiper reports:

Courtesy: AP Photo/The Gazette

A guy shows up at a bar with a small zebra and a parrot. The bartender says, "Wait outside, we're serving food."

No joke - it happened in Dubuque, Iowa recently.

Because the "Dog House Bar" was serving food, Jerald Reiter went outside and sat in his truck as people took pictures of the zebra and parrot.

Cops also stopped, gave him a sobriety test and charged him with drunk driving.

The Iowa man says it's not unusual for his pets to be in his truck and his wife agrees...

(Wife) "They love going for rides, um, they're just a part of the family here.  We don't have little kids here.  So, these are our kids."

Reiter thinks a spectator reported him to police.

Jennifer Keiper, FOX News Radio.