Lexington County deputies and firefighters put their skills to the test on Thursday afternoon to get a nag out of a nasty spot.
The call came in at 4:45pm. A county resident needed help because of the mare’s nest he had on his hands.
Three sheriff’s deputies responded and tried “a few maneuvers” to free his horse that had somehow become stuck between a building and a tree. But nothing they came up with worked, said Lexington County Sheriff Department spokesman Adam Myrick.
Firefighters, known for their ability to get cats out of tall trees, arrived on scene and tried their hand.
They “used their large inflatable airbags to widen the gap between the tree and the building,” Myrick said.
The horse was freed and is fine with only a few scratches, Myrick said.