In pictures: Farmer's favourite cow rescued from sticky situation in Clipsham

  Posted: 30.06.20 at 19:22 by The Editor

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Firefighters from Oakham helped to rescue a cow stuck in mud in Clipsham.

The bovine was discovered in the sticky situation on the edge of a pond off Holywell Road just after 4pm on Sunday (28 June).

Oakham Fire crew arrived first to assess the incident followed by the Technical Rescue Team from Leicester.

A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "We were informed that a cow was stuck in mud in the middle of a pond.

"Crews arrived at scene and confirmed that one fully-grown cow was stuck in a muddy pond, in approximately four feet of mud, approximately six feet from the bank."

Oakham Fire Station crew manager Adam Johnson takes up the story: "We were there for about three hours and used the large animal rescue equipment from our Technical Rescue Team at Southern Station in Leicester to rescue the cow.

Image: Kind permission of Oakham Fire Station

"The cow didn’t have a name, but it is the farmer’s favourite.

"She was OK when we left."

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