Thursday, March 12, 2009
Short-legged pony sparks 999 calls
'Sausage-pony' prompts 999 calls A pony with short legs and a long body has caused numerous people to call the emergency services in the mistaken belief she is stuck in the mud. (link via BBC News) When I read about this story, I laughed because from looking at the picture, the pony does indeed look like a horse that has sunk into the mud! It's a funny story but a real shame that the animal rescue team are losing so much time on call-outs for this short-but-healthy pony. And then I thought of an easy solution which I notice is actually mentioned in the article - that is to erect signs to let people know it's just a very short-legged pony and not stuck in the mud!