What happens when a pony is caught in a canal? No that is not the beginning of a joke, it actually happened.

On Oct. 13, the Modesto Police Department received a call about a loose pony on West Whitmore near Fairview School.

In a joint effort, Modesto PD and the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department helped rescue the pony who had jumped into the canal trying to escape being caught. The pony was unharmed.