Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for November
M T W T F S S
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Pony And Trapped After Too Much Fresh Grass

A roly-poly pony lost its balance on an Alpine slope due to its calorie-overloaded body.

The pony plunged downhill and only came to a stop when its head got stuck in a pile of logs in a farmhouse yard in Mieming, in the western Austrian state of Tyrol.

Stefan Maier, 39, who bought the animal as a pet for his daughter, said he realised it was in difficulty after he heard it whinnying in distress. He walked outside his farmhouse home to discover the trapped animal.

He said: "I tried to pull it out myself but it was well and truly stuck, and I was worried it might hurt itself."

In the end he called for help from the nearby Mieming fire station. They too tried human muscle power to pull the pony free - without success.

In the end they had to bring in a crane to extract it from its log prison.

Maier said: "The poor animal was pretty worked up with the noise around it and we had to get a vet to give it an injection to calm it down before we pulled it free.

"Although rather groggy, once free he soon perked up and was back on his feet in an hour, unharmed and acting as if nothing had happened.

"And I have told my daughter he's got to go on a diet to prevent him from toppling over in future."

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
nearby  Maier  muscle  diet  Trapped  Mieming  distress  animal  fire  perked  walked  farmhouse  human  toppling  unharmed  stuck  crane  feet  whinnying  pony

Latest News

 

Mad About Mammoths At Vienna Museum
A unique exhibition in the Austrian capital Vienna has proved a massive hit after bringing together for the first time some of the most famous frozen woolly mammoth remains.

Controversy Over Advert For Fucking Hell Beer
An Austrian political party has defended a decision to promote a local beer named after the village of Fucking.

Luigi Restaurant Cooks Up Delicious Delights For Winter Season
Brothers Luigi and Leo Doci who own the renowned Luigi restaurant chain will be cooking up a storm in Semmering this winter.

Church Porn Star In Court
A Polish-born woman who made a video of herself masturbating in church is facing six months in jail after a viewer called police when he recognised the woman.

Hugh Grant Cuddles Lamb On Animal Farm With Mrs Glock
Hugh Grant led a star-studded turnout at Austria's animal farm project which unveiled its Christmas market this week.

Cheating Wife Buries Hubby Alive For New Lover
A woman who married her sisterís fiance and then attacked him with a knife before burying him alive so she could be with her new lover is facing life in jail.

Spate of Crimes throughout Vienna and Lower Austria Solved
Four men have been arrested after committing 113 break-ins, 21 thefts and causing at least 260,000 Euros worth of damage.

Dad Punished Child, 2, With Boiling Hot Shower
A two-year-old girl is in an artificial coma and fighting for her life after her father threw her into a scalding hot shower leaving her with severe burns at the family home in the Austrian capital Vienna.

Police And Firemen Get Cold Turkey
Flipping the bird was given a new meaning in Austria this week when a truck filled with plucked turkeys overturned, closing a busy motorway in the process.

Hotel Gets A Penthouse Without The Building Stress
A hotel in the southern Austrian city of Graz has gone upmarket with a five-star penthouse suite by simply having it lifted by a crane onto the top floor.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers