Bathtub crisis for poor Phantom

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Phantom in a bath-tub pickle. Photos:  Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
Phantom in a bath-tub pickle. Photos: Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

Rub-a-dub-dub, there’s a horse in the tub. An elderly palomino-appaloosa cross named Phantom has been rescued by firefighters from a sorry predicament in California.

Phantom, 30, was in his enclosure in Orangevale, in Sacramento County, when it appears she tripped and ended up in the bath tub, which is used as her food trough.

Phantom was totally stuck, with her legs in the air.

Her owners sought help from the Sacramento County Metropolitan Fire District.

Last Wednesday’s rescue was possible in just 20 or so minutes.

With a few tools, and a little muscle power, the bath was gently pushed on its side, and Phantom was able to regain her footing.

She was OK after her ordeal.

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