Western Bay of Plenty District Council is still trying to track down the owner of a large brown stallion discovered roaming alone in Whakamarama.
The horse was first spotted by a member of the public on Munro Road before it bolted across State Highway 2 to Te Karaka Drive where it was eventually captured.
Animal Services Officer Betty Hall says council's roading contractors received a call earlier today reporting a horse was loose on SH2.
She understands the horse was then chased off the highway and onto private property on Te Karaka Drive by police who'd been in the area at the time.
“We went out to locate the horse, and by the time we got to Te Karaka it had gone back across the state highway and into Munro Road.
“Some members of the public and police had managed to safely herd the horse onto a farm on Munro.”
Betty and a colleague are now looking after the horse while they try locate the owners.
If anyone has any information or know who owns the horse please call the Western Bay of Plenty District Council on 07 571 8008.