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'Houdini Horse' escape artist goes viral

Published On: Feb 19 2013 09:04:10 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 19 2013 09:19:35 AM CST
Mariska the Houdini Horse

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A horse in Michigan is being dubbed the "Houdini Horse" thanks to her knack for opening stall doors.

Video of 9-year-old Mariska freeing herself and her stablemates at Misty Meadow Farms near Midland has gone viral, racking up nearly 787,000 YouTube hits as of Tuesday morning.

The farmer's co-owner, Sandy Bonem, posted the video of Mariska's antics, The Associated Press reported.

She told the Saginaw News that the Freisian mare "doesn't like to be locked in," and unlocks the stall of every other horse on the farm -- except her mother.

Mariska has apparently always like to play with things with her mouth. Things "just kind of progressed" from there, Bonem said.

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