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Horse Found Stuck in Backyard Pool

Firefighters rescue horse that roamed on owner's property
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 26, 2014 4:45 PM CDT
Firefighters Find Horse in Swimming Pool
This photo provided by the Mesa Fire Department shows fa veterinarian and a firefighter checking on a horse after it was pulled from a swimming pool in Mesa, Ariz., on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.   (Uncredited)

A horse in suburban Phoenix needed rescuing after it led itself to water and did more than just drink. Mesa firefighters say the horse was wandering outside of its pen yesterday when the animal somehow fell into the backyard swimming pool and became stuck. Mesa Fire Capt. Forrest Smith says firefighters, with the assistance of a veterinarian, tranquilized the horse before pulling it out using several straps. Smith says the horse was not injured. The homeowner owns the horse and lets it "roam free on the property," KTVK reports. (More horse stories.)

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