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RSPCA rescues calf ‘drowning in mud’ following tip off from tram driver

A new-born calf stuck neck-high in mud has been rescued by an RPSCA inspector following an alert from a tram driver.

 

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RSPCA rescues new-born calf ‘drowning in mud’ following tip off from tram driver

The tram driver was on his way to work in Rochdale, Manchester on May 27 when he spotted the new-born calf struggling in a boggy pond and called the RSPCA for assistance.

 

It is believed the calf ventured into a boggy pond, which had dried up in the hot weather and got stuck.

 

RPSCA inspector, Ryan King, said: “When I got down to the field it was clear to see the poor calf would not have been able to get himself free.

 

“He was tiny and very weak from struggling, and he was up to his neck in the thick, sticky mud. He was at risk of drowning in the mud."


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Mr King added: “I fed a towel under his body and used it as a sling to carefully pull him free and then gently wiggled his legs out as they were stuck fast."

 

Thankfully he was only little so I could pick him up and carry him out.

 

“Although he was exhausted and filthy, luckily the little calf was okay and the farmer took him back to the farm on the back of his quad bike to clean him up.”

 

The farmer got in touch with the RSPCA to inform them the rescued calf had since had a bath and a bottle of milk and was safe and sound back at home.

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