A miniature horse named Harvey is back home after learning to open the gate to his paddock, escaping and attempting to join the fire brigade.
Firefighters in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, arrived at work on Monday morning to find the miniature horse had mysteriously appeared in the yard at the town's fire station.
Instead of signing it up as a mascot, they issued an appeal to find out where it had come from, and swiftly discovered it was missing from a paddock up the road.
"Just shown up to work and there is a pony in the yard," said a spokesman for Trowbridge fire brigade. "I have seen some weird things in my time but coming face to face with a pony at work just about takes the biscuit."