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'The poor little thing' - lamb rescued after falling 10ft into muddy well

A DISTRESSED lamb has been rescued from a muddy well at a farm in Lincolnshire.



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The RSPCA was called after a walker heard the lamb desperately bleating for her mum in the stone well in a field off Green Lane, Woodhall Spa.

 

Inspector Deborah Scotcher attended the scene on Saturday, April 15.

 

She said: “The poor little thing was rather muddy and wet but, thankfully, despite a 10ft fall, didn’t seem injured.

 

“She was too far down for the walker to reach so he called us to help.

 

“Luckily, the lamb was standing and was alert when I arrived and, despite being a little mucky, she was in good condition and wasn’t too worse for wear.

 

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“It’s not quite clear how she fell over the wall surrounding the well but she took quite the tumble as she must have been a good 10ft down. I suspect she jumped onto the well thinking it was a rock or tree stump, without realising it was an opening.

 

“I managed to get her out by stepping down onto a ledge within the well shaft and reached down to scoop her up.

 

“I gave her a quick check over and she didn’t have any injuries and was desperate to get back to her mum so I let her run back to the flock.

 

“I stayed to monitor her for a little while but she was running comfortably and suckling happily so I left them to it.

 

“I’d like to thank the walker who followed his instinct - and his ears - to find out what the racket was because, had she been stuck down there for too long, it may not have been such a happy ending.

 

“He also helped me rescue the vulnerable little thing so a huge thank you to him for his kindness.”

 

  • Anyone who spots an animal in distress can call the RSPCA’s 24-hour emergency line by calling 0300 1234 999 and should never put themselves at risk to attempt a rescue themselves.

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