Best MPotD ever? Potentially. Thanks to Michael for sending this in…the story is just unbelievably bizarre. From the BBC:
Hampshire fire crews were last alerted on Tuesday as Mayflower was grazing by the River Test in Southampton.
An animal rescue expert said Mayflower seemed to be a cross between a Shetland and a New Forest pony, making her look like a “sausage-dog horse”.
Her owner is now considering erecting signs advising passers-by.
Rescue specialist Anton Phillips said Mayflower could appear to be stuck in mud as she was half the height of other nearby ponies.
“We have been called out several times for the animal now and it is getting a bit ridiculous.
“We are changing our mobilising policy for this particular area now and in future we will only send out an animal rescue specialist to evaluate the call-out before sending a full team out,” he said.
“These calls from the public are with good intent. When viewed at long range, this pony looks like it is trapped, particularly if it is standing still next to its mates which are twice its height.”
I called 911 because these links were on fire:
The Road to 17: Watchmaker. What a sick post. [Where Have You Gone, Andy Van Slyke?]
Man, I don’t even watch Lost, but these Photoshops are great nonetheless. [OFTOT]
I think a sportsblogger killed this lady. [NESW Sports]
Natalie Gulbis. Rawr. [Gunaxin]
The salary cap and rugby. [Sports Rubbish]
Apparently, curling is AWESOME! [Total Pro Sports]