One-eyed Horse Survives After Tumbling into Creek Near Civic Center Drive

The 600-pound horse named Perky lost its footing and rolled eight feet down into a creek.

A 35-year-old one-eyed horse named Perky is recovering after he tumbling into a creek near Civic Center Tuesday afternoon.

The horse's owner Linda Hansen accompanied by Marin Humane Society officials, the horse's veterinarian Jim Williams and several bystanders helped pull Perky out of a creek after he lost his footing, fell and then rolled eight feet into a creek near Civic Center Drive and McInnis Parkway.

Hansen was riding Perky following the creek path under the freeway when the accident occured.

Marin Humane Society officer Brett Trumper was called to the scene just past noon. He and Hansen "attempted to encourage the horse to get up by using ropes and digging around the muddy waters. But Perky would not budge," Marin Humane Society Director of Communications Carrie Harrington said.

When their efforts failed, Williams was called to assist. He created a contraption made from a harness and pulley attached to a nearby fence. They were able to pull the 600-pound Perky out of the creek and onto a tarp.

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