All’s wool that ends wool - sheep rescued from bog

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A sheep who had become stuck in a bog has been rescued by the RSPCA.

The ewe - aged around four years - was found in a bog hole in Pantmawr, Llangurig, Llanidloes, and had her legs and body completed submerged by the mud.

RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis said: “This poor sheep was completed covered by the bog and was unable to move. We’re not sure how long she had been there, but it may have been a day or two. She must have fallen down - she may have been looking for water.”

Luckily, Inspector Lewis along with caller were able to pull the sheep out of the bog safely.

He said: “We had to lie down and with our arms under the bog we managed to release the suction of the mud and scoop the sheep out above the bog hole.

“It was quite a challenge with a lot of pushing a pulling and it did take a couple of hours and I would really like to thank the caller for helping me.

“The sheep was understandably exhausted as she would have been trying to free itself for such a long time. But despite her ordeal, she was uninjured and just needed some food and water.”

The local farmer was notified about the sheep, who was able to collect her, although Inspector Lewis said there are a number of wild sheep in the area.

If you spot an animal in distress, please call the RSPCA’s 24-hour helpline on 0300 1234 999.