GOSHEN, Ore. (AP) -- Tuesday was a rough day for Katie Sue. The 27-year-old draft horse was rescued by firefighters -- twice -- after getting herself stuck, first in the 4-feet-square opening of a well, and later in the mud.
The Eugene Register-Guard reports Katie Sue was scraped and exhausted, but was doing fine and grazing as usual by the next day. It took 35 firefighters from five departments to rescue her from the well near Goshen, south of Eugene.
They used pulleys, chains, a backhoe and eight firefighters on each side to lift the fire hoses they'd run beneath the sedated 1,500-pound animal.
Three hours later, Fire Chief David Wolting got a call at home. He returned with about 10 firefighters to hoist Katie Sue from the mud.