Police have succeeded in helping to rehome a stray pony after it was found wandering near the A1 at Wyboston.
Officers were called to reports that the small brown Shetland was on the loose on The Lane at around 7.30am on Tuesday, April 14.
A further call to police revealed the runaway had been kept in the garden of a concerned resident of the same road overnight, but it had since escaped and was heading towards the dual carriageway.
An appeal to trace the animal’s rightful owner was launched, but it is now thought the plucky pony may have been deliberately abandoned.
PCSO James Loi said: “The pony was very friendly and, thanks to the help of a kind-hearted resident who offered to temporarily look after it, we managed to get it out of harm’s way and avoid any risk to road users.
“We contacted a Special Constable who specialises in equine crime within Bedfordshire Police, who has rehomed the pony with a local horse owner.
“They are going to take care of it until such time as anyone comes forward claiming it as theirs, and it will be in good hands.
“We would like to thank the members of the public who helped us in giving this unusual story a very happy ending.”