Mayflower, a small Shetland pony has become a minor celebrity in her hometown of Southhampton, Hants in the UK.
Four times passersby have called emergency rescue services because they thought the pony was sinking into the mud by a river. Apparently Mayflower’s pasture mates are all taller than she and, since her legs are so short compared to the proportions of her body, it looks like she’s in danger of disappearing!
According to the animal rescuers, costs are adding up. Last time two fire engines, 12 firefighters and a special lifting vehicle showed up. Mayflower’s owner thinks she might need to put a special sign by the pasture to prevent future emergency calls. That, or fence off the river bank!
Read more about Mayflower: Get Shorty! The tiny pony who keeps sparking 999 calls . . . because people think she’s stuck in the mud
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