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Dartmoor pony encounter leaves boy shaken

The Dartmoor National Park Authority is warning people to give its livestock a "wide berth" after a little boy was almost hit by a pony.

Video footage shows two ponies approaching the boy when one rears up, narrowly missing him.

"While ponies are a common sight on Dartmoor, they are wild and can be unpredictable," the authority said.

"We'd suggest people give all livestock on Dartmoor - particularly animals with young foals, lambs or calves - a wide berth where they can as they can be dangerous."