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Watch: Small pony rescued after getting stuck in drain

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Credit: KPRC
Credit: KPRC
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This is the moment emergency crews rescued a small pony who had somehow got stuck in a water drain.

Firefighters sedated the animal before cutting through concrete around the drainage system in Houston, Texas.

The pony was discovered when a police officer was checking to see if a truck had been stolen when he heard noises coming from underground.

A short time after the animal had been hoisted out of the hole it was able to stand on all four legs and walk around.

Officials say that they are at a loss to explain how the pony came to be stuck there or who it belongs to.