MADERA (CBS13) — A California Highway Patrol helicopter tracked down an escaped unicorn on Wednesday in Madera.

Officers were called out when the less-than-mythological white pony with a fake horn escaped twice from a children’s birthday party. It was captured shortly after its first escape, but it darted out in the road again at around 5:30 p.m.

Photo Courtesy: DJ Becker

Photo Courtesy: DJ Becker

A nearby resident with another horse on her property helped officers approach and finally capture it.

CHP officers were concerned the roughly 500-pound animal’s size would do serious damage to a vehicle that hit it, possibly resulting in the death of anyone inside, or if a vehicle swerved off the road to avoid it.

No citations were issued.

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