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Calling for a carrot backup

Park Rapids police office Jeff Hulse gave this runaway horse a pat on the nose. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Park Rapids police officer Jeff Hulse was looking for the owner of this stray horse Thursday when city employee and firefighter Tim Little drove by. "Oh, that things gets loose and eats my flowers all the time," he said helpfully. It was Little's neighbor's horse. "If you have a couple carrots it'll follow you anywhere." Hulse took the assignment and suggestions in good humor, but it took awhile before the equine decided to wander away and the officer got called out to more pressing police business. The incident occurred near the former J&B Foods store on South Highway 71. Meanwhile the officer gave his new friend a nuzzle and some fresh grass.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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