An unfortunate equine has been rescued by firefighters after falling into a swimming pool.
Bay mare Baby escaped from her field in Kansas and accidentally fell into the water, becoming tangled in the pool’s cover.
The seven-year-old was discovered by her owners, who held her head above the water while waiting for assistance.
“Baby managed to escape her pasture in the Garden City neighborhood,” said a spokesman from Safer City Roanoke.
“In Baby’s newfound freedom, it never crossed her mind that she might accidentally walk straight into her family’s swimming pool, but that’s exactly what happened.”
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Animal wardens came to Baby’s aid and cut the cover free from her legs, before leading the horse to the shallow end of the pool.
She was able to climb out of the water using the pool’s steps.
She was checked by a vet and found to have suffered no injuries despite the ordeal.
“Some of our outstanding animal wardens worked together with Sergeant Lovell to save Baby,” added the spokesman.
“When warden Mitchell got there, one of Baby’s family members was literally holding her head above water so that she wouldn’t drown.
“Mitchell immediately got to work cutting the pool cover and untangling Baby from this very dangerous situation.
“Sergeant Lovell then led Baby up to the shallow end of the pool. He walked her up the pool steps and out of danger.
“Baby’s vet checked on her and said she was fine.
“It was great teamwork by everybody on scene to help save Baby.”