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    A tiny 15-week-old foal is back with his mother a week after he was stolen, after thieves had a change of heart and returned him.

    The miniature colt - too young to survive without its mother's milk - was snatched from the home of small holder Libby Braithwaite, 55, in a night-time raid last week.

    Libby made an emotional plea and pint-sized Blueberry Muffin - who would not have survived the week - was returned to his mother in the field at Monkton Deverill, Wilts.

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    Libby Braithwaite was very relieved when her miniature foal Bluberry Muffin was returned following a newspaper appeal
    Nestling his mother Blackberry Jane's neck yesterday, the colt seemed no worse for his ordeal - and oblivious to the fuss his theft had caused.

    Libby said: 'We were at the field at lunchtime on Saturday with the other horses feeling a bit mournful and we went home for some lunch.

    'Then, at around 3pm, my husband went down there and came running back in to tell me. I ran out there and I couldn't believe my eyes. It was weird because whoever took him brought him back in broad daylight.

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    The foal could not have survived long without his mother's milk

    'I don't think he's not been hurt or badly treated because he's not running away from humans or anything. He seemed hungry though. It's remarkable and wonderful.

    'His mother is very protective of him now, very wary of people and keeping him close, kicking a bit if someone gets too near and keeping herself between anyone and her foal.'

    Libby was touched by the support of friends and wanted to tell the thieves 'they had done the right thing.'

    She added: 'Everyone rallied around and the response of people has been just wonderful, offering their support and asking how they can help.'

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    Mother horse Blackberry is now very protective of her returned foal
    There were concerns the foal might not survive the theft as Blueberry Muffin was yet to be weaned.

    He also had a traumatic birth when he was fed by a tube for several weeks.

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    i'm sure they didnt have a kind heart, they just didnt know where to dispose of the dead body, so they brought it back
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    who the fuck steals a horse
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    How sweet.

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    awwww *tear*

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    it was probably a bunch of drunk teens or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    who the fuck steals a horse
    I know!! Like the people that stole the penguin about a year ago!!

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    Awww, Blueberry Muffin is so cute! I know if I was driving down the road and saw her, there would be a good chance she would end up in my car and then when the craziness wore off I would return her...especially after the first dump.
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    You can wean a foal between 3 to 4 months. The article makes it sound like the foal was a newborn and it is actually at weaning age. Glad it was returned to the owner and dam.
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    That thing is both unbelievably cute and weird looking at the same time. Looks like fake fur!

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    awww thats a sweet story

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    ^ it is, glad he went back home

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