Houdini to appear in final Animal 999 show

Graeme Innes with Houdini.
Graeme Innes with Houdini.

STV will broadcast a visit to master-escapee Houdini the horse in the access-all-areas series Animal 999 on Thursday, December 22, at 8.30pm.

The 15th episode of the popular series follows Houdini the horse who is looking for a new home after living at the SSPCA’s centre in Drumoak for a few months.

Like his namesake, he’s a bit of an escapologist and has managed to break free from his paddock a number of times, with videos of his break-outs in action making him an internet sensation.

It is the society’s policy to neuter all animals they receive to avoid unwanted births - in the final episode of the series, this is one predicament Houdini won’t be able to escape from.

In the end it’s a happy ending for Houdini, the stocky Friesian stallion, as he is re-homed to a farm near Livingston and given the new name ‘Harry’ Houdini.