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NIKE the horse slid downhill in the snow and wound up stuck in the fork of two trees. The rescue operation took two hours. Photo courtesy of Kathy Carpenter


Stuck horse freed from trees

By From page A1 | December 20, 2013

Nike the horse was settling down in his normal spot for a nap at 10 a.m. on Dec. 11, after the snowstorm hit Placerville. Once asleep, the horse rolled over and slid down a snowy embankment, hitting trees. The horse had flipped upside down, headfirst, sliding into a group of six trees and getting his head caught. It would take a chainsaw and two hours to get the struggling horse free.

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