Video: Man tries to bring pony on train and fails

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    >>> to the next story, but it's hay maizing to show it to you.

    >>> surveillance video from wail wales. a man trying the to board public transportation with hi pony. he gets on the elevator up to the train station . buys two tickets for the train. now he's on the platform. now he's trying to get on the train. the conductor refused service sweet little pony. dogs and cats are allowed on in proper carriers. no ponies aboard welsh public transportation .

    >> hasn't he heard of the pony express ?

    >> that's a cheap one. [ news services
updated 5/19/2011 11:34:24 AM ET 2011-05-19T15:34:24

Some people just don't like to travel without their pets.

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Last week authorities at Thailand's international airport arrested a first-class passenger whose suitcases were filled with baby leopards, panthers, a bear and monkeys.

Now surveillance video has emerged of an unnamed man attempting to board a train from Wrexham to Holyhead in Wales — with his white pony in tow. He first tried to purchase a ticket, but was denied by a rail agent, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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The man was insistent, replying to the agent, "I know the law," reported the Telegraph. He then took the pony to an elevator in order to reach the platform and unsuccessfully attempted to board the train when it arrived.

A spokesperson for Aviva Trains Wales has a strict "no livestock" policy. "We do allow small animals, such as dogs and guide dogs, onboard but not large animals that could pose a risk to the general public," the company said.

No word on whether the man rode the pony to his final destination.

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