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Steamboat veterinarian Mike Gotchey leads the lost horse from the North Routt backcountry on Sunday evening. The clear weather and full moon aided in the seven-hour rescue.

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Snowmobilers, Forest Service, veterinarian help rescue horse

Ser Vivor may be a small horse, but he somehow survived as many as four months in the North Routt backcountry, grazing on the sparse feed he found in tree wells exposed by the dry climate.

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