The horse that fell into a septic tank Tuesday in Flagler County is expected to make a full recovery.
- Horse that fell into Flagler County septic tank will be OK
- PHOTOS: Mercy, 24-year-old horse, rescued from septic tank
- Horse's owner said the horse was walking in the yard when it fell
Mercy was stuck up to her neck in a Bunnell-area septic tank for about 2.5 hours on Tuesday. The 24-year-old horse was pulled out of the septic tank at about 3:30 p.m. at 3505 Clove Ave.
The horse's owner, Barbara Jones, said she was walking in the yard where they have lived the past six months, and the horse suddenly fell into the septic tank that was covered with fiberglass.
Mercy is still on antibiotics, but she's doing better. She even ate food on Wednesday.
"She's sore," Jones said. "She's swelled in a few places (and) she's got a few cuts and scrapes, but thanks to all of the people who showed up to help me yesterday and the name of the good Lord, she's going to be fine."
Jones said the septic tank likely needs to be replaced.
A horse named Mercy was rescued from a septic tank in rural Flagler County on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. Teams from Flagler Fire Rescue, St. Johns County Fire Rescue, the Flagler Sheriff’s Office and the UF College of Veterinary Medicine assisted in rescuing Mercy. (St. Johns County Fire Rescue)