Runaway Unicorn in California Leads Police on Wild Chase

a fell pony dressed as a unicorn

The California Highway Patrol spent hours trying to find the fugitive creature after it escaped from a fairy-tale photo shoot in Madera Ranchos.

The first time Juliette escaped from a children’s photo shoot in Madera Ranchos, California, she was quickly wrangled by her handler. But the second time she flew the coop, she hauled her fleet-of-foot magical self into the woods, leading police on a three-hour hunt. They became so desperate that they called in a helicopter and thermal imaging to find the unicorn, which was smartly hiding out in a (certainly) rainbow-dotted orchard.

And when we say “unicorn,” we mean a pony dressed as a unicorn. Yes, a pony in a unicorn costume ... and can you blame her? Give a pony unicorn aspirations and clearly she wouldn’t want to suffer the indignity of a paddock and serving as a photo shoot prop – unicorns are meant to be frolicking in meadows in the moonlight, not servitude. And comes to think if it, maybe ponies are meant for that as well?

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