Thursday, January 21, 2016

RSPCA rescuers scaled down mountainside to rescue sheep stranded on precarious ledge

A sheep stuck for several days on a mountain ledge in Snowdonia, Wales, has been rescued by RSPCA inspectors.

It was spotted on the side of Tryfan mountain and was unable to move out of danger, said a spokesman.

Staff using ropes lowered themselves 100m (328ft) on to the ledge to rescue the animal despite difficult weather conditions.

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It was caught and put in a sack to enable it to be taken to safety. Inspector Mike Pugh said: "Once released from the bag the sheep was so hungry he just stayed nearby feeding, while we sorted out all the ropes and equipment."


Ratz said...

I have no idea how you get a sheep into a bag without everyone being displeased.

arbroath said...


With difficulty I assume.

xoxoxoBruce said...

Maybe it was used to being handled by men standing behind it, a love ewe.