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What do you do when you find a runaway horse? Take a selfie, of course (then rescue it)

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

The 911 call that came in early Friday was a little on the unusual side.

According to a Facebook post from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a road in the small Florida town of Palm River-Clair Mel about a runaway horse roaming around in the middle of the night.

“While you were sleeping,” begins the post, deputies responded to a call about a “loose horse” running around in the street.

After “a little looking,” two officers were able to catch the horse and return it to its owner uninjured.

But not before the obligatory horse selfie. “Those are a thing!” the post reads, with a picture of Deputy Larry Larson with a big smile.

Interestingly, the animal wasn’t a big English speaker, says HCSO spokesman Danny Alvarez.

“It wasn’t super responsive to the deputies’ commands, but when the owner called for it in Spanish, it listened.”

“HCSO....always on duty, even for our four legged friends,” concluded the post.

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