WATCH: Ponies loose in streets of Staten Island

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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A couple of ponies decided to go horsing around in the snow during a late-winter storm Tuesday on Staten Island.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A couple of ponies decided to go horsing around in the snow during a late-winter storm Tuesday on Staten Island.

The animals roamed the snowy streets before an off-duty police officer rounded them up and tethered them to a lamppost using towing straps.

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He called for backup and the ponies were safely returned to their stables with the help of officers from the NYPD’s Special Operations unit.

“They’re safe, they’re in great shape,” NYPD chief of patrol Terence Monahan said.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio thanked the “cowboy officer” for wrangling the two ponies.