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Sheep submerged in bog is rescued by RSPCA

By Sue Austin | Llanidloes | News | Published:

A sheep which became stuck in a bog has been rescued by the RSPCA.

The submerged sheep can barely be seen in the bog

The ewe, around four years old, was found in a bog hole in Llangurig, Llanidloes.

Her legs and body were completed submerged by the mud.

RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis said: “This poor sheep was completely 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.”

Inspector Lewis along with person who raised the alarm 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 member of the public 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."

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

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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