The mugshot of an escaped mare found near Elk Lake on Saturday. The horse was returned to its owner after Saanich Police officers intervened.

Police nab lone equine on the lam

An escaped horse found near Elk Lake kept Saanich police officers busy on the weekend.

An escaped horse found near Elk Lake kept Saanich police officers busy on the weekend.

The brown mare was found wandering in the 5500-block of Hamsterly Rd. last Saturday, which prompted Saanich Police to put out a description of the animal. It had been captured without incident and was being held temporarily at a local farm while police sought out its owner, said Sgt. Steve Eassie.

“The owner of the horse was identified later that same evening,” Eassie said. “They called in to advise that they were the owners, and that they had already made arrangements to have the animal returned the following day.”

The horse was returned without incident.

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