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Miniature Pony Rescued by Florida Police Department

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    Florida Police Department Rescues Miniature Horse

    When a Florida police department received a call about a horse running down a major highway, they were surprised to find a miniature pony with a floppy tail galloping beside vehicles. (Published Friday, April 27, 2018)

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    • The horse, roughly 3 feet tall, was found dashing across U.S. 27 in southwest Florida.

    • Officer Buffie McLeod is seen on camera gently guiding the pony back home with a rope.

    • McLeod keeps the door of the police cruiser open as she leads the animal to safety.

    When a Florida police department received a call about a horse running down a major highway, they were surprised to find a miniature pony with a floppy tail galloping beside vehicles.

    The horse, roughly 3 feet tall, was found dashing across U.S. 27 in southwest Florida. The Clewiston Police Department posted video of the animal encounter on their Facebook page.

    Officer Buffie McLeod is seen on camera gently guiding the pony back home with a rope. In the video, McLeod keeps the door of the police cruiser open as she leads the animal to safety.

    The department used carrots to lure the pony back to its pasture before "successfully [taking] the pony into custody," as the Facebook post playfully quips.

    The department also said the pony was processed for "fleeing to elude an officer."

    All horsing around aside, the pony had a safe return home and can be seen prancing happily in a field at the end of the video.


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