A drone with heat-seeking technology helped locate the aptly-named Houdini, a 29-year-old horse that lives in Castle Rock, Colo. A regular at parades and other public events, Houdini is adept at opening latches and untying his lead rope, antics which lead to a frantic search for him last week.
After multiple days with no signs of Houdini, MultiCopter Warehouse, a local drone company, offered to search for the horse. They were able to locate him in less than 30 minutes, stuck in a fence about a half-mile from his pasture. His tending veterinarian noted that had Houdini been stuck for much longer he most likely would have died from his wounds.
Kerry Garrison, COO of MultiCopter Warehouse, said that one of the drones used to find the horse was shot at twice by a nearby homeowner. It was “certainly our first experience at being shot at,” he noted.
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