Firefighters from across Hampshire have helped rescue a miniature horse.
Crews were called to Purbrook Heath Road in Waterlooville yesterday morning (Thursday 15th August) to find the animal trapped in a concrete drain.
The horse measured 9.2 hands and weighed approximately 250kg.
Animal rescue experts and vets were also at the scene to help Chiquita, who was later lifted to safety and escaped without injury.
You can take a look at pictures and video of what happened below.
These social media updates were posted by one of the firefighters working at the scene.
Great job from all involved.— Steve Buchanan-Lee (@S0_41) August 15, 2019
Little 'Chiquita' is out safe and well and being checked by the vets. pic.twitter.com/k6nFx3WfiK
Currently dealing with miniature horse stuck down sewer drain.@Cosham23 @Brockenhurst50 @HFRSanimal @HantsUSAR in attendance— Steve Buchanan-Lee (@S0_41) August 15, 2019
Great assistance from vet. No signs of injury. Sedation taking place.
More to follow.
Great assistance from @hfrs_control @Hants_fire @jasavery pic.twitter.com/iXppQGzO2E
Plan formulated. Specialist AR teams, Vets & USAR now working together to extricate horse.— Steve Buchanan-Lee (@S0_41) August 15, 2019
Incident Commander providing overall control and support.
Plans 'B' & 'C' also in place.@Cosham23 @Brockenhurst50 @HFRSanimal @HantsUSAR @hfrs_control @hfrs_control @jasavery pic.twitter.com/2cB5soTGqj