Horse on the loose in Whakamarama

Police and Western Bay of Plenty District Council Animal Control officers were called out to Whakamarama to capture a large brown stallion (not pictured) which was found roaming alone near State Highway 2 this morning. File Photo.

The search is on for the owner of a large brown stallion which has been discovered roaming alone in Whakamarama this morning.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the horse was first spotted on Munro Road before it bolted across State Highway 2 to Te Karaka Drive where it was eventually captured.

“Police and Animal Control officers managed to contain the horse in a construction site on Te Karaka Drive. The problem is, they don't know who the horse belongs to.”

A police spokesperson confirms officers were called out to re-capture the horse at about 8.35am and have since since left the incident in the hands of the Western Bay of Plenty District Council's Animal Control officers.



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